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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.
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.
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. "Disability" and "Disabled" are terms undergoing change due to disability rights movements. Which is right, disability or disabled?
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".
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 than ever before due to our aging societies, as well as improved medical treatment. Even celebrities and other famous people have, or develop, disabilities. Some people are born with a disability, others become disabled due to an illness or injury, and some develop them as they age. At some point in our lives almost all of us will have some type of disability. Facts from our Disability Statistics section include:
:: U.S. Justice Department Files Lawsuit Alleging Disability-Based Housing Discrimination - Lawsuit alleges defendants Galveston Portfolio and Gartrell failed to design and construct an eight-building addition and associated rental office at Seasons Resort to make them accessible to persons with disabilities.
:: Unseen But Heard: State Solutions for Non-Visible Disabilities in the Workplace - On the latest podcast episode, policymakers discuss helping people with invisible disabilities and enhancing the lives of those with disability.
:: Social Security Benefits Still Taxable Despite Tax Overhaul - Senior Citizens League warns while the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act is expected to lower taxes for many taxpayers, it fails to address a feature of tax law that takes a cut of Social Security income from senior taxpayers.
:: Americans in the Dark Over Facts and Risk of Heart Disease - U.S. nationwide survey provides insights into knowledge gaps, limited physician guidance and gender disparities, when it comes to heart disease.