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:
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:|
|The 'Idle Poor' - A Shift in Perception of Disability|
When we look at facts surrounding British welfare provision towards disability today, we can highlight a number of falsehoods and half-truths that have been consistently used to sell welfare benefit change to the British public.
Posted In UK Disability Pension - 2015-01-27
|Scientists Map Brains of the Blind to Solve Brain Mysteries|
Unexpected brain connectivity can lead to fast brain specialization, allowing humans to adapt to rapid technological and cultural innovation.
Posted In The Human Brain - 2015-01-27
|Learning Math Through Movement with Kinect for Windows|
Study shows increased understanding of geometric angles by students who performed body-based tasks while interacting with Microsoft technology.
Posted In Computer Devices and Software - 2015-01-27
|Over 50% of Patients on Ventilators Have Ability to Communicate|
More than half of patients in ICU using ventilators to help them breathe could benefit from assistive communication tools.
Posted In Rehabilitation and Hospitals - 2015-01-27
|H7N9 Avian Influenza Case in Canada Confirmed by Gov|
B.C. resident confirmed to have tested positive for H7N9 avian influenza strain after returning to Canada from China.
Posted In Avian Influenza - 2015-01-26
|Disability Rights Fund 2015 Request for Proposals|
The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) announces its first 2015 grants round, Advancing Rights and Development - Beyond 2015.
Posted In Loans Grants and Finance - 2015-01-26
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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