“There is an urgent need for action. Today, over 11 percent of Massachusetts residents have a disability. We are the seventh oldest state in the nation — with a median age of 39 (though it seems to me quite absurd to call that age “old”). By 2030, 20% of Americans will be over 65. Yet the marketing of technology is going one way, and our population is going the other.”
–Gov. Deval Patrick, from his address to the Assistive Technology/Universal Design Summit held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on Sept. 23, 2011. Read the full text of his remarks.