President Barack Obama will release his annual disability statistics on Tuesday.
The president is expected to release a report that includes data on disability rights, including access to justice, as well as disability rights related to language and disability in 2020.
Data from the federal government, including the Social Security Administration and the National Institute of Justice, will also be released.
In 2020, disability rights groups expect the administration to publish the data in two separate reports.
“President Obama’s data collection is the first step in an ongoing effort to improve our nation’s accessibility to justice system and justice system reform,” said Marcia Angell, executive director of the National Disability Rights Network.
A study commissioned by the National Association of State Disability Lawyers found that while more than 90 percent of U.S. citizens have received disability-related benefits, just 10 percent of people with disabilities have access to them.
Also on Tuesday, the Department of Justice released a new report detailing the number of people who are incarcerated in U. S. jails for disability.
About 5.3 million people were detained in U the U. States on a federal prisoner or in local jails for disabilities in 2016, a 40 percent increase from 2015.