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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".Boy with disability in wheelchair pointing to heading

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 greater 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 statistics and information visit our section on World Disability Facts & Statistics
Latest Published Information:

Trip to New Mexico to attend wedding results in chance meeting of Special Olympians.
Posted In Special Olympics - 2014-09-01

Being physically active may significantly improve musculoskeletal and overall health, and minimize or delay the effects of aging.
Posted In Life Expectancy - 2014-09-01

NY Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance recognizes the nearly one million children who benefit from the NY child support program.
Posted In New York - 2014-08-31

According to research presented at ESC Congress, energy drinks can cause heart problems including angina, cardiac arrhythmia, and even sudden death.
Posted In Health and Disability - 2014-08-31

Information regarding Ehlers-Danlos syndrome a group of inherited disorders that affects the connective tissues, joints, skin and walls of blood vessels.
Posted In Bones & Joint Conditions - 2014-08-30

Music therapy can help children with ASD or ODD to stop violent behavior and assist with developing cognitive functioning, social skill interaction, and grade point average.
Posted In Communication - 2014-08-29

Information regarding Moebius syndrome, a neurological condition that mainly affects muscles that control facial expressions and eye movement.
Posted In Neurological Disorders - 2014-08-28

Proposed exercise to identify persons with disabilities in India and issue them id cards.
Posted In India Disability News - 2014-08-27

Mobile recording booth at Missouri History Museum for 4 weeks welcomes any disabled person to record and preserve their story.
Posted In Public Notices - 2014-08-27

Purple Communications announce availability of SmartVP 2.0 videophone designed for people who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Posted In Communication - 2014-08-27

"People with disabilities are the world's largest minority group, the only one any person can join at any time." - More Disability Quotes

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