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...
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 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:|
|Preeclampsia, HELLP Syndrome and Eclampsia Information|
Symptoms and treatment information regarding Preeclampsia, a condition that can affect pregnant women after 20 weeks of pregnancy
Posted In Pregnancy - 2014-07-25
|A Step Closer to Cell Therapy for MS Patients|
Research scientists are one step closer to creating a viable cell replacement therapy for multiple sclerosis from a patients own cells
Posted In Regenerative Medicine - 2014-07-24
|Agitos Foundation - EUR 650,000 of Paralympic Funding via Grant Support Programme|
Agitos Foundation announces 28 IPC Member organisations around the world to receive EUR 650,000 of funding through the Grant Support Programme
Posted In Sports News - 2014-07-23
|Legacy of the 2012 London Paralympic Games|
Has the legacy of the 2012 London Paralympic games increased negative attitudes towards the disabled
Posted In 2012 - Summer - 2014-07-23
|Leaders Call for Ratification of Disability Treaty|
Senate Foreign Relations Committee takes crucial final step toward ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Posted In Disability News - 2014-07-22
|Questions to Discuss with Parents About Their End-of-Life Care|
Article suggests topics that can be discussed with aging parents in regards to end of life care and their final wishes
Posted In End of Life Care - 2014-07-22
|AARP Travel - Celebration Vacations for Seniors|
AARP Travel Celebration Vacations are a popular way to celebrate special milestones in life like anniversaries, birthdays, family reunions and weddings
Posted In Disability Travel - 2014-07-22
|Benefits of Water Kefir and How to Make it at Home|
Information regarding water kefir including instructions on how to make the probiotic drink at home
Posted In Probiotics - 2014-07-22
|20th International Congress on Palliative Care|
20th International Congress on Palliative Care September 9-12, 2014 at the Palais des Congres in Montreal, Canada
Posted In Events - 2014-07-20
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