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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

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.

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. 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.
  • People with disabilities have less access to health care services and therefore experience unmet health care needs.
  • 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 information visit our section that provides further data and documents regarding World Disability Facts & Statistics

Latest Published Information:

NY Governor signs legislation to further advance New York State as an advocate of the rights for people with disabilities.
Posted In New York - 2014-07-30

Study illuminates dramatic lack of diversity in top grossing Hollywood blockbusters in science fiction and fantasy genres.
Posted In Radio and Television - 2014-07-30

The U.S. Social Security Board of Trustees releases its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds.
Posted In US Social Security - 2014-07-30

Documented evidence-based statistics prove link between fetal iatro-teratogenecity and multiple forms of disabilities among new born and unborn babies.
Posted In Pediatrics - 2014-07-29

Statement by retiree leader Richard Fiesta on the 2014 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports.
Posted In US Social Security - 2014-07-29

ULTRA Testing employs high-functioning people with autism who have skill sets needed for software testing, pattern recognition and tolerance for repetition.
Posted In United States - 2014-07-29

Dr Iain Murray and PhD student Azadeh Nazemi developed a digital reading system for people who are blind, allowing them to read graphical material.
Posted In Visual Aids - 2014-07-29

Consumer Electronics Association announces $1 million contribution to CEA Foundation for over 50 years of achievements and contributions to consumer technology industry by Jack Wayman.
Posted In Foundations - Nonprofits - 2014-07-29

IBM announces Frances West as its first Chief Accessibility Officer to establish IT accessibility standards and industry solutions that not only create an inclusive workplace environment, but are designed to personalize the user experience on any device so that all people reach their highest potential in work and life.
Posted In Accessibility - 2014-07-28


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