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Disabled World - Disability News & Information

"Disability will affect the lives of everyone during their life, it is time society changed to acknowledge this."

The primary focus of the Disabled World web site is to provide up to date information via our informative articles, disability news and educational videos. In addition to stories by our in-house writers and news items by disability organizations and Government Departments, each day we manually select relevant items that we consider will be of interest to persons with disabilities, carers, and the general public. Submission of disability related information, press releases and events are welcome.

Definition of Disabled

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 second half of the 20th century - and it remains the most generally accepted term in both British and U.S. English. Lately, "Disability" and "Disabled" are both terms that are undergoing change due to the disability rights movement in America and the United Kingdom - Disability or Disabled - Which Term is Right?

"People with disabilities are the largest minority group, the only one any person can join at any time."

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 treatments helping manage long-term health problems.

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.

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".

  1. New Diagnostic Model For Psychiatric Disorders Proposed - 2017-03-27
  2. Finance Now Available on Mountain Trike All-terrain Products - 2017-03-26
  3. Canadian Budget Disappoints Individuals with Disabilities and their Families - 2017-03-25
  4. Ribcap Protective Hats For Fall Risk Patients - 2017-03-25
  5. Harris Communications to Showcase Latest Assistive Devices at Deaf Seniors of America Houston Conference - 2017-03-24
  6. Persons with Hidden Mobility Disability (HMD) Facts and Statistics - 2017-03-24
  7. Big Keys App: Large Keyboard and Emoji Magnifier for Cell Phones - 2017-03-24
  8. Alto: First U.S. Advantage Club for People with Disabilities - 2017-03-23

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