"Disability will affect the lives of everyone during their life, it is time society changed to acknowledge this," - Disabled World.
The primary focus of the Disabled World web site is to provide up to date information via our informative articles, disability news and educational videos. In addition to our articles, stories from our in-house writers, and submitted news items by disability organizations and Government Departments, each day we manually select relevant items from around the web that we consider will be of interest to persons with disabilities, carers, and the general public. Submission of disability related information, press releases and events are welcome.
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. Today more people live with a disability than ever before due to our aging societies as well as improved medical treatments helping manage long-term health problems. 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. At some point in our lives almost all of us will have some type of disability. 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".
- 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.
- Physical disability is defined as when a person's physical functioning, mobility, dexterity, or stamina is limited.
- 33% of 20-year-old workers will become disabled before reaching retirement age - U.S. Social Security Administration.
- Rates of disability are increasing due to population aging and increases in chronic health conditions - among other causes.
- 41% of people with forms of arthritis are forced to limit their physical activity, making it the leading cause of disability in the US.
Definition of Disabled:
The word "disabled" is defined as having a physical or mental disability : unable to perform one or more natural activities (such as walking or seeing) because of illness, injury, etc. The word disabled came to be used as the standard term in referring to people with physical or mental disabilities in the second half of the 20th century - and it remains the most generally accepted term in both British and US English. Lately, "Disability" and "Disabled" are terms that are undergoing change due to the disability rights movement in the U.S. and U.K. To a lesser extent this is occurring worldwide - Disability or Disabled - Which Term is Right?
Latest Health & Disability News
Diets That Mimic Fasting May Also Reduce MS Symptoms
A diet mimicking the effects of fasting has health benefits beyond weight loss, study indicates it may also reduce symptoms of multiple sclerosis.
Dieting: Diets & Diet Plans for Weight Loss - 2016-05-26
Audio Fox Hearing Loss Wireless TV Speaker System
Audio Fox Undercover Wireless TV Speaker System delivers sound directly to ears, with stereo speakers encased in cushioned fabric draped over back of chair.
Assistive Hearing and Listening Devices Information - 2016-05-26
Best Disability Friendly U.S. Colleges and Universities
College Choice list of best disability friendly colleges and universities in the United States.
University & Colleges: Disability Perspective Reviews - 2016-05-26
Clinical Trials of Robotic Legs Help Patients Walk Again
Clinicians and engineers at University of Kent carrying out first clinical trials of robotic legs for patients.
Clinical Trials: Volunteers & New Drug Research - 2016-05-26
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Wheelchair Accessible Kneelvan
Freedom Motors USA is now accepting pre-orders for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Wheelchair Accessible Kneelvan.
Paratransit: Private Disability Transport Information - 2016-05-26
New Treatment for Children with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
Study led by Professor Kanwaljeet Anand investigates effects of new steroid treatment on children suffering from ARDS.
Respiratory Disorder: Types, Symptoms & Treatment - 2016-05-26
UN Humanitarian Summit Endorses New Charter for Persons with Disabilities
A new charter to significantly improve living conditions of persons with disabilities during emergencies has been endorsed at the United Nations World Humanitarian Summit.
Disability News: Stories, Events & Publications - 2016-05-25
Easily Play Guitar, with the Push of a ChordBuddy Button
ChordBuddy helps you learn to play music on the guitar in minutes, helps with playing chords and strumming.
Assistive Technology: Devices Products & Information - 2016-05-25
"People with disabilities are the largest minority group, the only one any person can join at any time."
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