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, carers, and 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:
Disability is a subject you may read about online, or in a newspaper, but not think of as something that might actually happen to you. But your chances of becoming disabled are greater than you realize.
- 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:|
|Making Schools More Autism Friendly|
With increased number of families impacted by autism it is important to integrate a sensory friendly environment for autistic children.
Posted In Special Education - 2015-01-24
|Infants Can Learn to Sign and Communicate from Videos|
Children under two can learn communication skills from video including sign language, and perform similarly in tests when compared to babies taught by parents.
Posted In Deaf Communication - 2015-01-24
|Best Senior Living Communities in America|
55places.com announces The 55 Best 55+ Active Adult Communities in America for 2015.
Posted In Retirement Planning - 2015-01-24
|20% of Insured Americans Avoid Seeing Doctor Due to Fear of Cost|
One in Five insured Americans avoid seeing a doctor due to fear of cost - results suggest significant implications for those with chronic conditions.
Posted In Facts & Statistics - 2015-01-24
|Dental Care for Baby Teeth is Very Important|
Countering common misperception that dental care for baby teeth is not important because they fall out anyway.
Posted In Dental and Teeth - 2015-01-23
|Tablet Computers for Educational Medium|
Touch screen tablet computers can support the learning process when used in an educational setting.
Posted In Computer Devices and Software - 2015-01-23
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"People with disabilities are the world's largest minority group, the only one any person can join at any time." - More Disability Quotes