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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:

  • 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:

U.S. Department of Education help and guidelines on students with disabilities being bullied in school.
Posted In Education - 2014-10-23

Scientists join forces to unlock an untapped source of genetic information to better understand and treat children with Intellectual Disability.
Posted In Cognitive - 2014-10-22

New survey findings show that on average, 93 percent of adults surveyed are unaware how common osteoporotic fractures are in men.
Posted In Osteoporosis - 2014-10-22

Researchers find animal assisted therapy can reduce symptoms of anxiety and loneliness among college students.
Posted In Universities and Colleges - 2014-10-22

MotionSavvy announces crowdfunding campaign to build UNI, the first device that allows both deaf and hearing communities to naturally communicate with each other.
Posted In Deaf Communication - 2014-10-21

Blind or visually impaired players needed as alpha testers for SmartMonsters new TriadCity game.
Posted In Games and Gaming - 2014-10-21

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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

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