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The primary focus of Disabled World is to provide worldwide information via our disability, health, medical, and assistive products news. Published topics include information received from world disability organizations, government departments, universities and educational institutions that are of interest to persons with disabilities including students, parents, carers, and the general public.

People with disabilities are the largest minority group any person can join at any time, and due to accidents and old age eventually do. In fact disability will affect the lives of everyone during their life, it is time society changed to acknowledge this. - Other Disability Quotes.

Definition

The word "disabled" is defined as having a physical or mental disability : unable to perform one or more natural activities (such as walking or seeing) because of illness, injury, etc. The word disabled came to be used as the standard term in referring to people with physical or mental disabilities in the later 20th century - and remains the most generally accepted term in British and US English. Lately, "Disability" and "Disabled" are terms undergoing change due to the disability rights movement in the UK and the US - Disability or Disabled - Which Term is Right?

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".

Statistics

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. Today more people live with a disability than ever before due to our aging societies as well as improved medical treatment. 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. At some point in our lives almost all of us will have some type of disability.

News

1 : Eating at Night, Sleeping By Day Alters Key Blood Proteins : University of Colorado at Boulder.
2 : Interior Car Temperature Can Become Life-threatening for Children in an Hour : University of California - San Diego.
3 : 20 New Episodes of Letters to Lynette with Dr. Lynette Louise to Air on The Autism Channel in 2018 : Dr. Lynette Louise (The Brain Broad).
4 : Turnstone Center Designated as Official Paralympic Training Site by US Olympic Committee : Turnstone - Visit Fort Wayne.
5 : Help Your Child in School by Adding Language to The Math : University of Washington.
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Submit disability news, coming events, as well as assistive technology product news and reviews.


Loan Information for low income singles, families, seniors and disabled. Includes home, vehicle and personal loans.


Famous People with Disabilities - Well known people with disabilities and conditions who contributed to society.


List of awareness ribbon colors and their meaning. Also see our calendar of awareness dates.


Blood Pressure Chart - What should your blood pressure be, and information on blood group types/compatibility.




Diagram of the human spinal column
Functions of C1 - S5 Spinal Vertebrae


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