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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

Doctor and child with disabilityThe 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:

Simple exercise using inexpensive rubber bar effective at reducing pain associated with medial epicondylosis, or golfers elbow.
Posted In Bones & Joint Conditions - 2014-08-20

Acral melanomas, the rare type of skin cancer that caused the death of Bob Marley, are genetically distinct from other types of skin cancer.
Posted In Skin Melanoma - 2014-08-20

People with Disabilities in America continuing to experience poverty, lack of appropriate housing, transportation, or inclusion in the educational process.
Posted In Political - 2014-08-20

Will the UK become the first country to face a high-level inquiry by a United Nations committee for human rights violations concerning the disabled....
Posted In Discrimination - 2014-08-20

Handwashing with antibacterial soap exposes hospital workers to significant and potentially unsafe levels of triclosan.
Posted In Medical - 2014-08-20

Voiceitt are developing an app called Talkitt using innovative speech technology that will enable people with motor, speech, and language disorders to communicate using their own voice, by translating the unintelligible pronunciation into understandable speech.
Posted In Product Investors - 2014-08-19

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company has awarded $150,000 in college scholarships to students across the country.
Posted In Disability Scholarships - 2014-08-19

Leaders within the Fat Activism and Size Diversity movements unite to discuss size discrimination, bias, shame and civil rights challenges faced by people of size.
Posted In Events - 2014-08-19

National Council on Disability statement on the passing of Senator Jim Jeffords.
Posted In Vermont - 2014-08-19

Government of Kenya urged to make greater efforts to ensure education for people with disabilities.
Posted In Africa - 2014-08-19


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