Disabled World - "Towards Tomorrow"
"Disability will affect the lives of everyone at some point in their life, it is time society changed to acknowledge this" - Disabled World
The primary focus of the Disabled World web site is to provide information via our disability news, informative articles, and educational videos. In addition to our articles and stories from our in-house writers and submitted news items by various organizations and Government Departments, each day we manually select relevant items from around the web for publishing that we consider will be of interest to persons with disabilities and carers, as well as the general public.
Some people are born with a disability, others become disabled as a result of an illness or injury, and some people develop them as they age. Almost all of us will have a type of disability at some point in our lives. One of the key challenges for a person with a disability is to be seen by the public, to be portrayed in media outlets, and treated by health care professionals, as an individual with their own abilities, not just stereotyped as a "disabled person".
Some Quick Disability Facts:
- About 1 in 5 people in America currently has a disability.
- Over a billion people, around 15% of the world's population, have some form of disability.
- Between 110 million and 190 million adults worldwide have significant difficulties in functioning.
- Rates of disability are increasing due to population ageing and increases in chronic health conditions - among other causes.
- According to the U.S. Social Security Administration, 33% of 20-year-old workers will become disabled before reaching retirement age.
- For more statistics and information visit our section on World Disability Facts & Statistics
|Latest Published Information:|
|Naegleria Fowleri: Brain-eating Amoeba that can Cause Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis|
Naegleria fowleri is a microscopic amoeba that can cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called Primary Amebic meningoencephalitis.
Posted In Neurological Disorders - 2014-09-16
|Paralympics Track and Field High School All-Americans 2014|
U.S. Paralympics announces the 2014 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field High School All-Americans.
Posted In Sports News - 2014-09-16
|Why a Yes Vote for Scottish Independence is Important for Disabled Scots|
This article looks at what the Scottish independence vote really means for people with disabilities within Scotland.
Posted In UK Disability News - 2014-09-16
|Genetic Testing Identifies Males at Risk of Prostate Cancer|
Major international study identifies 23 new genetic variants associated with increased risk of prostate cancer.
Posted In Prostate - 2014-09-15
|Ebola Virus: International Regulatory Cooperation|
Medicine regulators to work together to find solutions to facilitate evaluation of and access to potential new medicines to counter Ebola outbreaks.
Posted In Ebola Virus - 2014-09-15
Read more of our latest disability and health news here - as well as trending #Disability topics on Twitter.
"People with disabilities are the world's largest minority group, the only one any person can join at any time." - More Disability Quotes
|1Disability Video Clips|
Video information on assistive technology, disability sports, general health topics & more.
|2Disability Products & Aids|
Our online store offers a range of disability products for disabled, seniors and carers.
|3Famous People with Disabilities|
List of well known people with different disabilities who have contributed to society.
|4Disability Questions and Answers|
Your queries answered by disability lawyers, veterans, and members of the community.
|5Blood Pressure Charts|
Ideal blood pressure according to your age. Click here for information on blood types.
|6List of Awareness Dates|
List of awareness days, weeks, and months. And awareness ribbon colors & meanings
|7Count & Calculate Calories|
Calorie burning activity list, and a handy weight loss plan calculator.
|8Adults Height to Weight Chart|
Chart to find adults weight to height ratio. We also provide a height to weight chart for kids