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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, 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:

Study finds filoviruses likely existed in the Miocene Epoch, and at that time, the evolutionary lines leading to Ebola and Marburg had already diverged.
Posted In Ebola Virus - 2014-10-24

Prosthetic system being developed uses electrical signals sent by a computer into the nerves of the arm and brain enabling feelings in amputees.
Posted In Prostheses - 2014-10-24

Thursday May 9th, 1996 was an historic occasion in the European Union for the attainment of rights by persons with Autism.
Posted In Autism - 2014-10-24

For those 60 and older, every additional hour a day you spend sitting is linked to a 50% greater risk of becoming disabled.
Posted In Seniors News - 2014-10-23

Iain Fryatt, using his Mountain Trike, reaches Uhuru Peak on Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world.
Posted In Press Releases - 2014-10-23

IPC Athletics announces 2015 IPC Athletics Marathon World Championships will be held in London, Great Britain, on 26 April in association with Virgin Money London Marathon.
Posted In Sports News - 2014-10-23

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