"Disability will affect the lives of everyone at some point in their life, it is time society changed to acknowledge this"
About 1 in 5 people in America currently has a disability and according to the U.S. Social Security Administration, 33% of 20-year-old workers will become disabled before reaching retirement age. 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 disability at some point in our lives. Disabilities make it harder to do normal daily activities. They may limit what people can do physically, however most people with disabilities work, play, learn, and enjoy full, healthy lives.
One of the key challenges for a person with a disability in today's world 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, and not just stereotyped as a "disabled person". The primary focus of the Disabled World web site is to provide information to the public via our informative articles, news service and educational videos.
- New European Standard on Accessibility Requirements for Procurement of ICT Products and Services
(Mar 08, 2014) - European Standardization Organizations announce publication of new European Standard on accessibility requirements for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) products and services - ETSI
- Access to Independence - Free Online Magazine for Disability Community
(Mar 07, 2014) - Access to Independence for the disability community is a free online magazine launched by United Disabilities Services headquartered in Lancaster PA - United Disabilities Services
- US Justice Department Enters Consent Decree with H&R Block Requiring Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Apps Under ADA
(Mar 06, 2014) - Justice Department enters consent decree with National Tax Preparer H&R Block requiring accessibility of websites and mobile apps under Americans with Disabilities Act - United States Department of Justice
- Think and Protect Your Brain from TBI
(Mar 06, 2014) - Information and helpful tips on helping to prevent traumatic brain injury including concussion - American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
- FY 2015 President's Budget Request
(Mar 05, 2014) - Information from Carolyn W. Colvin Acting Commissioner of Social Security regarding the FY 2015 Presidents Budget Request - The United States Social Security Administration
"People with disabilities are the worlds's largest minority group, the only one any person can join at any time."
Famous People with Disabilities
List of people with disabilities who have contributed to society.