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Whether you have a disability or not, everyone is welcome to freely browse our site, however, you should familiarize yourself with our web site terms and policies, whose links can be found at the bottom of any of our pages, first.

The primary focus of Disabled World is to provide information via our disability, health, medical, assistive products and world news including breaking news and information we receive from worldwide disability organizations and government departments, universities and educational institutions, as well as our in-house articles.

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

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".

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Defining Disabled and Disability

The terms "Disability" and "Disabled" are words undergoing change due to disability rights movements.

The word "disabled" means having physical or mental disability, unable to perform one or more activities 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 late 20th century, and remains the most accepted term in UK and US English.

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Some people are born with a disability, others become disabled due to an illness or injury, and some develop them as they age. During life almost all of us will have some type of disability.

Disability is a subject you may read or hear about, but not think of as something that may happen to you. However, your chances of becoming disabled are greater than you realize. Today, more people live with disabilities due to our aging societies and improved medical treatment. No one is excluded from joining the world's largest minority group at anytime - including famous people, celebrities, and world leaders.

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