Worldwide Disability News & Information


Doctor and child with disabilityThe 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 Information:


Document IconHAFEM Matrix: Accessibility Features for Disabled eLearners: Microsoft Windows vs. Mac OS X
Recent studies indicate that the rate of distance learning is on the rise and it changes the options for disabled eLearners. It can be assumed that having the necessary technology associated with distance learning and its access is a fundamental requirement for success in distance learning programs. As operating systems evolve, so do the features that are associated with them. This study addresses three accessibility features that are shared between the latest editions of the two platforms that hold the highest market shares of users: speech-to-text, text-to-speech and visual cues for sound. A comparative analysis is provided to rate the important features of accessibility software for disabled eLearners. This analysis is intended to enhance the disabled eLearner’s (TopTenReviews.com, 2014) ability to make the most informed decision when choosing between Windows 8 and OS X Mavericks based on the three stated accessibility features. - Apr 22, 2014 - From Computer Devices and Software
Pen and pad iconBest Basic Heart Rate Monitors Under $100
Heart Rate Watch Company testing reveals the best Heart rate monitors to buy for under $100 - Apr 22, 2014 - From Home Health Monitors
Medical SymbolTaking Ginseng to Prevent Flu and RSV
Georgia State University Research finds Ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza and respiratory viruses that infect lungs and breathing passages - Apr 22, 2014 - From Herbal
Medical SymbolNew MRSA Superbug Strain Identified in Brazil
New England Journal of Medicine report shows a research team has identified a new superbug that caused bloodstream infection in Brazilian patient - Apr 22, 2014 - From MRSA
Document IconMedical Marijuana Rated Much More Effective in Treating Fibromyalgia Symptoms Than Drugs
Survey of people with fibromyalgia revealed those who used marijuana to treat symptoms find it significantly more effective than the 3 drugs approved by the FDA to treat the disorder - Apr 21, 2014 - From Fibromyalgia
Justice scales iconResearch Finds Mental Illness Not Usually Linked to Crime
According to study most offenders with mental illness symptoms did not display a pattern of crime over their lifetime - Apr 21, 2014 - From Psychological Disorders

"People with disabilities are the worlds's largest minority group, the only one any person can join at any time." - Read More Disability Quotes