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"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:

U.S. Department of Labor announces establishment of National Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities.
Posted In United States - 2014-09-22

Disability rights worldwide reach major milestone after the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ratified by 150 countries.
Posted In Discrimination - 2014-09-22

National autism expert to share strategies for working with children and adults with autism in schools, at home and in the community.
Posted In Events - 2014-09-22

App allows people who are blind to listen to audio readback of printed text from reading menus in restaurants to browsing handouts in the classroom.
Posted In Disability and Health Apps - 2014-09-22

In the last 25 years the IPC has been transformed from a disability organisation into one of worlds most respected international sporting bodies.
Posted In Paralympic Games - 2014-09-22

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