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.
"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, 33% of 20-year-old workers will become disabled before reaching retirement age. 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. 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 "disabled person".
Latest Published Information:
Fantastic Frank Johnson Inspires Abled and Disabled
Fantastic Frank Johnson is the author of the book From Flawed to Fantastic which inspires others to overcome challenges and transform their lives - Apr 18, 2014 - From Radio and Television
Government Benefits for People with Disabilities
Information on currently available disability benefit programs from the U.S. Department of Social Security - Apr 18, 2014 - From US Social Security
AccuVein: Lightweight Medical Device for Finding Veins
Information on the AccuVein medical device used to easily locate veins beneath a persons skin - Apr 18, 2014 - From Home Health Monitors
NeuroFutures Public Summit: Seattle, Washington, June 17 - 18, 2014
NeuroFutures presents a public summit with numerous neurotechnology speakers in Seattle Washington from June 17 to 18 - Apr 18, 2014 - From Events
Virtual Rehabilitation Designed to Aid Stroke Therapy Patients
Winning TechSandbox competition team develop virtual reality game that provides real-time feedback to patients undergoing stroke therapy - Apr 18, 2014 - From Rehabilitation and Hospitals
Mutant Protein in Muscle Linked to Kennedy's Disease or Spinal and Bulbar Muscular Atrophy
New study indicate mutant protein levels in muscle cells, not motor neurons, fundamentally involved in SBMA, suggesting an alternative and promising new avenue of treatment - Apr 17, 2014 - From Medical Research
"People with disabilities are the worlds's largest minority group, the only one any person can join at any time." - Read More Disability Quotes
Famous People with Disabilities
List of people with disabilities who have contributed to society.