Screen Readers Skip to Content
🖶 Print page

Disabled World

"People with disabilities are the largest minority group anyone can join at any time and due to accidents and old age eventually do. Disability affects the lives of everyone at some point in their life - it is time society changed to acknowledge this." - Disabled World.

A major challenge for people with disability is to be seen by the public, portrayed by media, and treated by health care professionals, as individuals with abilities not just stereotyped as a disabled person. Enter Disabled World, we are an independent disability community established in 2004 with the primary focus of providing disability news and information by presenting accessible current affairs of interest to people with disabilities, their families, carers, and researchers, via material received from world governments, disability organizations, educational institutions, and our exclusive journal publications, reports, papers, and surveys.

You are welcome to freely browse our website or follow and join us on our mission by connecting with us on social media community platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn, and subscribe to any of our RSS disability news feeds categories.

If you have just become disabled through illness or injury, you may wish to read our informative articles: Tips for the Newly Disabled and Coping with Sudden Illness or Disability.

Popular Pages

Main Categories Menu

Disability Statistics

Disability is a subject you may 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 any time - including famous people, celebrities, and world leaders.

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. Did you know:

For more facts see our disability statistics section.

Post to Twitter Add to Facebook
Latest Disabled World News

Statistics reveal the prevalence of disabilities among American adults aged 65 and older is much lower than it was for the same age group a decade earlier.
Category: Disability Statistics
Publish Date: 2023-02-03
Adults and Kids Experience Time Differently thumbnail image.
Researchers investigated whether the perception of time changes with age, and if so, how and why we perceive the passage of time differently.
Category: Offbeat News
Publish Date: 2023-02-03
Transdimensional Multiversal Nonlinear Cosmic Traveler - Exhibition by Michael Engebretson thumbnail image.Transdimensional Multiversal Nonlinear Cosmic Traveler - Exhibition by Michael Engebretson thumbnail image.
Michael Engebretson transforms Interact Gallery into a metaphorical spaceship, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in his visionary landscape exhibition.
Category: Disability Events - Public Notices
Publish Date: 2023-02-03

ARFID is a serious eating disorder that leads to malnutrition and nutritional deficiencies. Between one to five percent of the population is affected by the eating disorder.
Category: Eating Disorders
Publish Date: 2023-02-01

View More Disability News Stories

Disabled World provides general information only. The materials presented are never meant to substitute for professional medical care by a qualified practitioner, nor should they be construed as such. Financial support is derived from advertisements or referral programs, where indicated. Any 3rd party offering or advertising does not constitute an endorsement.