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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.
  • 41% of people with arthritis are forced to limit their physical activity, making it the leading cause of disability in the US.
  • 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:

Article looks at the purpose of and whether or not medical and health awareness days are useful.
Posted In Awareness - Disability - 2015-04-17

World Hemophilia Day is observed on April 17th to increase awareness about hemophilia and inherited bleeding disorders.
Posted In Awareness - Disability - 2015-04-15

Information regarding Trigeminal neuralgia a painful condition that affects the trigeminal nerve.
Posted In Health and Disability - 2015-04-15

Exposure of abuse and neglect of residents in a group home managed by Department of Health and Human Services in Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.
Posted In Victoria - 2015-04-15

One of the main issues people with DJD experience is difficulties with climbing or descending stairs.
Posted In Bones & Joints - Conditions - 2015-04-14

Housing and employment database to identify housing and employment vacancies directly to the recipient of services.
Posted In Housing and Homes - 2015-04-14

Disability within the UK is generally hidden from public view to an extent that disability is still pretty much invisible within modern society.
Posted In Invisible Disabilities - 2015-04-13

Broader use of standardized psychological testing for applicants submitting disability claims should improve accuracy and consistency of disability determinations.
Posted In U.S. Social Security - 2015-04-10

Information regarding the pros and cons of whether health or therapy magnets actually work.
Posted In Medical Devices - 2015-04-09

Information regarding hay fever, (allergic rhinitis) that causes a runny nose, itchy eyes, congestion, sneezing and sinus pressure.
Posted In Allergies - 2015-04-09

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