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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

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:

Japan to improve accessibility for people with disabilities as part of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic and Olympic preparations.
Posted In 2020 - Summer - 2014-11-21

Powered lower limb prosthetics hold promise for improving mobility of amputees, but errors in technology may also cause users to stumble or fall.
Posted In Prostheses - 2014-11-21

UN office for Disaster Risk Reduction and Nippon Foundation sign agreement to make the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction accessible and inclusive.
Posted In Public Notices - 2014-11-21

West Hollywood city council voted unanimously on resolution urging Los Angeles county district attorney to deprioritize death with dignity prosecutions.
Posted In End of Life Care - 2014-11-21

Research shows complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has health benefits for US military veterans and active duty personnel.
Posted In Alternative Medicine - 2014-11-21

Study shows almost a third of male adolescents inaccurately perceive their weight, which can influence eating habits and health.
Posted In Childhood Obesity - 2014-11-20

Read more of our latest disability and health news here - as well as trending #Disability topics on Twitter.

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

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