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 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.
- People with disabilities have less access to health care services and therefore experience unmet health care needs.
- 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 information visit our section that provides further data and documents regarding World Disability Facts & Statistics
|Latest Published Information:|
|Voiceitt Announce launch of Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign|
Voiceitt are developing an app called Talkitt using innovative speech technology that will enable people with motor, speech, and language disorders to communicate using their own voice, by translating the unintelligible pronunciation into understandable speech.
Posted In Product Investors - 2014-08-19
|$150,000 in Scholarships Awarded by MassMutual|
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company has awarded $150,000 in college scholarships to students across the country.
Posted In Disability Scholarships - 2014-08-19
|Fat Activism Conference: Civil Rights, Size Discrimination and Activism|
Leaders within the Fat Activism and Size Diversity movements unite to discuss size discrimination, bias, shame and civil rights challenges faced by people of size.
Posted In Events - 2014-08-19
|Statement on Passing of Senator Jim Jeffords - NCD|
National Council on Disability statement on the passing of Senator Jim Jeffords.
Posted In Vermont - 2014-08-19
|Schools in Kenya Reject Children with Disabilities|
Government of Kenya urged to make greater efforts to ensure education for people with disabilities.
Posted In Africa - 2014-08-19
|Daughters Provide Majority of Senior Parent Care - Sons Do as Little as Possible|
Study reveals women appear to provide as much elderly parent care as they can, while men contribute as little as possible.
Posted In Carers Guides & Services - 2014-08-19
|The Complexity of Hate Part 2 - Learning disability, Autism and Asperger's|
Hate crime committed against percieved mental disability - by Paul Dodenhoff, a PhD research student at Lancaster University, Law School UK.
Posted In Discrimination - 2014-08-18
|Thoughts on Ableism in America Today|
Thomas C. Weiss writes on ableism in America today including federal and state policies.
Posted In Political - 2014-08-17
|California Hospital Blood Tests Vary from $10 to $10,169 for Identical Test|
Research shows significant price difference for blood tests in California hospitals, with some patients charged $10 for one test and others charged $10,169 for identical test.
Posted In Rehabilitation and Hospitals - 2014-08-15
|Vitamin D and Alzheimer's Disease|
Researchers have discovered there is a link between vitamin D and the way the brain works.
Posted In Vitamins - 2014-08-15
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|Adults Height to Weight Chart|
Use our chart to find your ideal weight to height ratio. We also provide a height to weight chart for Children