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:|
|Pope Francis Puts Spotlight on Senior Neglect|
Remarks by Pope Francis came on the heels of a new survey showing self-neglect among the elderly is a growing problem that often goes unreported.
Posted In Carers Guides & Services - 2014-10-01
|Challenging Reality of Aging with an Intellectual Disability|
Report shows an almost doubling of dementia in those with Down syndrome and significantly reduced risk of heart attack and hypertension.
Posted In Cognitive - 2014-09-30
|St. Louis Help Group Offers Free Home Health Equipment to People Who Need It|
St. Louis HELP provides free home health equipment to people in need, and would like to remind you their Donation Drive & Recycling Event is Sat, Oct. 11, 2014.
Posted In Public Notices - 2014-09-30
|IPC to Discuss Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Sports Program|
IPC Governing Board will meet in Berlin, Germany, on 7 October to discuss sports to be included in Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Posted In 2020 - Summer - 2014-09-30
|Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme - Applications Now Open|
The Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme is now open for applications from September 28 until December 31, 2014.
Posted In Website Design - 2014-09-29
|'Hidden Hate' - Why are We Still Failing Disabled People?|
As Hidden Hate focuses on the continuing failures within the capital city of London, the centre of British politics itself, in tackling disability hate crime.
Posted In Discrimination - 2014-09-29
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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
1Disability Video Clips
Video information on assistive technology, disability sports, general health topics & more.
2Disability Products & Aids
Our online store offers a range of disability products for disabled, seniors and carers.
3Famous People with Disabilities
List of well known people with different disabilities who have contributed to society.
4Disability Questions and Answers
Your queries answered by disability lawyers, veterans, and members of the community.
5Blood Pressure Charts
Ideal blood pressure according to your age. Click here for information on blood types.
6List of Awareness Dates
List of awareness days, weeks, and months. And awareness ribbon colors & meanings
7Count & Calculate Calories
Calorie burning activity list, and a handy weight loss plan calculator.
8Adults Height to Weight Chart
Chart to find adults weight to height ratio. We also provide a height to weight chart for kids