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:|
|Treating Ebola in the US - First Hemopurifier Shipment|
Aethlon Medical, Inc. announces first shipment of Hemopurifier therapy as a candidate to treat future Ebola virus infections in the United States.
Posted In Ebola Virus - 2014-11-26
|Danger of Copayment on Medicare Home Health Services|
New Commonwealth fund study findings underscore danger of a copayment on medicare home health services.
Posted In U.S. Medicare - 2014-11-26
|National Wheelchair Basketball Association Receives 2014 SportsTravel Award|
NWBA announced as recipient of 2014 SportsTravel Award, Best Amateur Single Sport Event, for National Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Louisville, Kentucky.
Posted In Sports News - 2014-11-26
|DIGIGLASSES Headsets for People with Vision Disabilities|
3D headset could help people who are blind or have low vision move around more safely and easily.
Posted In Visual Aids - 2014-11-26
|Eye Tracking Mouse for People with Disabilities from Samsung|
EYECAN+ eye-tracking mouse allows disabled to compose and edit documents and browse the webwith simple eye movements.
Posted In Computer Devices and Software - 2014-11-26
|Health Technology Hazards in Hospitals|
2015 hazards list highlights safety topics ECRI Institute deems crucial for hospitals to address in the coming year.
Posted In Rehabilitation and Hospitals - 2014-11-26
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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