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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.
  • 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:

Monoma is a modular set of tactile and wireless units that are dynamic, touch sensitive and contain LED lights.
Posted In Games and Gaming - 2015-03-03

Findings suggest a depressed persons ability to regulate emotions during interactions is compromised because of altered opioid system.
Posted In Depression - 2015-03-03

Researchers reveal detailed evidence of inequitable delivery of mental health care services for disadvantaged Australians.
Posted In Australia - 2015-03-03

CHOPS syndrome illuminates a very important pathway in early human development, a sort of master switch that controls many other genes.
Posted In Pediatrics - 2015-03-03

There is a significant risk to your privacy whenever you visit a health-related web page.
Posted In Telemedicine - eHealth - 2015-03-01

Study of over 200,000 people provides independent confirmation 2 in every 3 smokers will die from the habit if they continue to smoke.
Posted In Drug Addiction - 2015-03-01

Reducing the incidence of preventable diseases in this population could lead to improved quality of life.
Posted In Health and Disability - 2015-03-01

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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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