"Disability will affect the lives of everyone at some point in their life, it is time society changed to acknowledge this"
About 1 in 5 people in America currently has a disability and according to the U.S. Social Security Administration, one-quarter of 20-year-olds will become disabled by age 67. Some people are born with a disability, others 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. Disabilities make it harder to do normal daily activities. They may limit what people can do physically, however most people with disabilities work, play, learn, and enjoy full, healthy lives.
One of the key challenges for a person with a disability in today's world 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, and not just stereotyped as a person with a disability. The primary focus of the Disabled World web site is to provide information and education to the Public via our News, Press Releases, and Videos.
Recent Disability News
- Old Age Has a New Definition
(Dec 12, 2013) - Age is not just the number of years one has lived and a new study provides a set of tools for measuring age in all its dimensions - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
- Pregnancy Discrimination: Information for Female Workers
(Dec 12, 2013) - Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) requires pregnant workers be treated the same as colleagues with similar abilities - Samuel J. Cordes & Associates
- What Causes Meniere's Disease and How to Prevent it
(Dec 12, 2013) - Researchers at University of Colorado School of Medicine may have figured out what causes Meniere's disease and how to attack it - University of Colorado Denver
- Mike Stoneman Regains Mobility After Being Fitted with a C-Leg from Ottobock
(Dec 12, 2013) - Mike Stoneman was diagnosed with bone cancer at the age of 18, doctors were able to remove the tumour in his left leg and he went on to have twenty years of full mobility - Ottobock
- Walk Twice As Hard - Jus Daze
(Dec 11, 2013) - Walk Twice As Hard is an album that looks at the life of bowlegged rapper Jus Daze who overcame a dramatic transformation - Jus Daze
- When Test Scores Go Up - Some Cognitive Abilities Don't
(Dec 11, 2013) - Study found some schools have successfully raised student scores but those schools had almost no effect on performance tests of fluid intelligence skills, such as working memory capacity, speed of information processing, and ability to solve abstract problems - Anne Trafton - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- High PTSD and Depression Rates of Private Contractors in Conflict Zones
(Dec 11, 2013) - Study reveals private contractors who worked in conflict environments report suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression more often than military personnel - RAND Corporation
- Explanation of Coma and Persistent Vegetative State
(Dec 11, 2013) - Information regarding coma and vegetative state when a person has the ability to be awake yet is completely unaware of their surroundings - Thomas C. Weiss
- Famous People with Disabilities - List of famous people with disabilities and health conditions who have contributed to society.
- Our useful calculators include a height to weight ratio chart for adults, and you will find one for younger children and teenagers here.
- Our Weight Loss Planning Calculator provides information on the number of calories to cut each day to lose unwanted pounds.
- Embracing Ability: Making It Happen Event - Vancouver, 5th - 6th March, 2014 - The 2nd Annual AIM Conference: Embracing Ability: Making It Happen will be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada on Wednesday 5th - Thursday 6th, March, 2014