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 and carers, as well as the general public.
"Disability will affect the lives of everyone at some point in their life, it is time society changed to acknowledge this"
About 1 in 5 people in America currently has a disability and according to the U.S. Social Security Administration, 33% of 20-year-old workers will become disabled before reaching retirement age. 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 disability at some point in our lives. Disabilities make it harder to do normal daily activities. They may limit what people can do physically, however most people with disabilities work, play, learn, and enjoy full, healthy lives.
One of the key challenges for a person with a disability in today's world 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, and not just stereotyped as a "disabled person".
Latest Published News:
Silencing Discriminatory Language One Conversation at a Time
Author, Attorney and Motivational Speaker Tali Raphaely is on a mission to silence discriminatory language one conversation at a time - Apr 16, 2014 - From Discrimination
Diagnosing Asthma from a Drop of Blood
Using a single drop of blood researchers developed faster, cheaper and more accurate tool for diagnosing even mild cases of asthma - Apr 15, 2014 - From Asthma
Exploring Around Route 66 with a Disability
Article by Disabled World writer looks at exploring some of the scenic attractions of America and traveling when you have disabilities - Apr 15, 2014 - From United States
Not Eating or Skipping Meals Can Actually Make You Gain Weight
Doctors at Ace Medical Weight Loss Center explain why not eating or skipping meals when trying to lose weight will make you gain weight - Apr 14, 2014 - From Diets and Dieting
Palm Beach County First Medical Marijuana School
Institute of Medical Cannabis is opening a Palm Beach County medical marijuana school where students will learn about medical cannabis and the industry in general - Apr 14, 2014 - From Medical Marijuana
UK Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Conference - 14 May 2014
Spinal Injuries Association and Headway Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Conference Wednesday 14 May, 2014 - 9.30am - 5.15pm - Apr 12, 2014 - From Events
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Famous People with Disabilities
List of people with disabilities who have contributed to society.