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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...

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:

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20th International Congress on Palliative Care September 9-12, 2014 at the Palais des Congres in Montreal, Canada - Posted In Events

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Researchers have made a significant breakthrough that may benefit patients with bowel cancer - Posted In Colorectal

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The U.S. Census Bureau provides American disability facts for features for the anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26 - Posted In Facts & Statistics

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Elective orthopaedic surgery generally safe for total hip, total knee replacement and spinal fusion surgeries in patients with few or no other conditions or diseases - Posted In Surgery and Operations

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Researchers find European tourism sector losing out on 142 billion a year due to poor infrastructure, services and attitudes towards travelers with disabilities - Posted In Disability Travel

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Lisa N. Phillips writes on the May 2014 hearing regarding the investigation of evidence uncovered that veterans have died while waiting for medical care - Posted In Veterans News

"People with disabilities are the worlds's largest minority group, the only one any person can join at any time." - Read More Disability Quotes

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