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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:
:: U.S. Education Department Addresses Restraint and Seclusion to Protect Children with Disabilities - United States Department of Education announces initiative to address the inappropriate use of restraint and seclusion to protect children with disabilities and ensure compliance with U.S. federal laws.
:: Digitalisation is an Opportunity to Unlock Potential of Cognitive Minorities - Members of the EESC discuss how to tap into potential of neurodiversity, which could also help people within these so-called cognitive minorities to integrate socially.
:: Are ELLs in Need of Special Education? - Paper by Elizabeth Barker-Voss and Kristin Basinger from The University of Phoenix focuses on challenges of managing needs of English language learners in the special education sector.