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 Global Crisis of Depression - The Low of the 21st Century|
The Global Crisis of Depression conference, in London on Nov 25th, will discuss the burden of depression, and address needs for a global approach.
Posted In Events - 2014-10-29
|Major Monoclonal Antibody Drug Trial for HIV Patients Underway|
PRO 140 may prove to be a potential new therapy for HIV patients who need to cycle off conventional treatment regimens.
Posted In HIV - Aids - 2014-10-29
|Preventing Hair Loss During Chemotherapy Treatment|
Leading manufacturer of scalp cooling equipment Paxman Coolers is to fund research into the science behind hair loss during chemotherapy treatment.
Posted In Treatments - 2014-10-29
|Jeffrey Hayzlett Makes Pulmonary Hypertension Association His Cause|
2nd Annual O2 Breathe Gala of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association NYC will take place Nov. 6 at The Lighthouse Pier 61 New York City.
Posted In Public Notices - 2014-10-29
|20% of U.S. Adults Have Persistent Pain|
Study reveals a sizeable portion of American adults are dealing with persistent pain and that is affecting their lives profoundly.
Posted In Pain - 2014-10-29
|1.7% COLA Benefit Increase for 2015 Announced by Social Security|
Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015.
Posted In US Social Security - 2014-10-29
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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
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3Famous People with Disabilities
List of well known people with different disabilities who have contributed to society.
4Disability Questions and Answers
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5Blood Pressure Charts
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6List of Awareness Dates
List of awareness days, weeks, and months. And awareness ribbon colors & meanings
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8Adults Height to Weight Chart
Chart to find adults weight to height ratio. We also provide a height to weight chart for kids