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:
- 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:|
|TriadCity Talking Client for Blind or Vision Impaired Players - Alpha Testers Needed|
Blind or visually impaired players needed as alpha testers for SmartMonsters new TriadCity game.
Posted In Games and Gaming - 2014-10-21
|Micro and Nanoparticle Treatments for Alzheimers and Parkinsons|
Growth factors are encapsulated so that they can inserted into micro and nanocapsules and implanted in the brain by means of craniotomy.
Posted In Nanotechnology Nanomedicine - 2014-10-20
|Electronic Eye Cane Enhance Mobility for the Blind|
The EyeCane for the blind and visually impaired translates point-distance information into auditory and tactile cues after less than five minutes of training.
Posted In Visual Aids - 2014-10-20
|3D Printed Face Prosthesis for Eye Cancer Patients|
Made to cover hollow eye sockets, 3D printed flexible custom masks provide affordable, fast-production alternative to traditional prosthetics.
Posted In 3D Printing - Medical - 2014-10-20
|Would YOU Work for £2 an Hour, Lord Freud?|
Paul Dodenhoff responds to Lord Freuds recent comment that some disabled workers are not worth the UK national minimum wage and should be paid £2 an hour.
Posted In Political - 2014-10-20
|The Season You Were Born Affects Your Mood in Later Life|
New research shows that the season you are born has a significant impact on your risk of developing mood disorders.
Posted In Psychological Disorders - 2014-10-19
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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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List of well known people with different disabilities who have contributed to society.
4Disability Questions and Answers
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6List of Awareness Dates
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