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Summary: Our library below features 70 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Disability Information category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created. You can also receive our latest communications as soon as they are released by subscribing to our Disability Information RSS feed.

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Positive Reframing Disability Model
Positive Reframing Disability describes the stages that people with disabilities experience. Their journeys are not linear. They progress and regress and may go through stages multiple times and/or simultaneously.
Publish Date: 2021-08-04 - Updated: 2023-09-14

U.S. Federal Legislation Prevents Organ Transplant Discrimination
Charlotte Woodward Organ Transplant Discrimination Prevention Act prohibits discrimination against individuals based on their disability when seeking an organ transplant.
Publish Date: 2020-12-24

NCPD ID Cards for Persons with Disabilities and Disability App
National Commission for Persons with Disabilities proposes mobile app for persons with disabilities and their families in addition to creation of an ID Card for persons with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2020-09-24

Obesity, Smoking, Physical Labor May Explain Disability Disparities
University of Michigan (U-M) study reveals excess body mass, smoking, and manual labor explain a large proportion of disability disparities in the U.S..
Publish Date: 2020-09-01 - Updated: 2023-09-19

Towards a Disability-Smart World: Strategies for Global Disability Inclusion
Towards a Disability-Smart World: Developing a global disability inclusion strategy study draws on evidence and case studies from organisations including Shell, Unilever, HSBC, Accenture and Microsoft.
Publish Date: 2020-07-08

Disability ID Cards: How and Where to Obtain One
List of locations and contact information of places that provide Disability ID Cards, or similar forms of identification for people with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2019-05-21 - Updated: 2023-09-12

Disability in South American Countries
Basic facts, statistics and information regarding disabilities from South American Countries.
Publish Date: 2017-12-23

Pride in Disability and Self-identifying as Disabled Aids Overall Well-being
Study reveals experiencing stigma, severity of disability, and a persons age and income level help determine whether someone considers themselves to be disabled.
Publish Date: 2017-08-28 - Updated: 2018-05-12

New Model to Support Workers with Disabilities
New employment model piloted by Aramark people with intellectual and developmental disabilities could have better odds at getting meaningful work and an independent life.
Publish Date: 2017-07-21 - Updated: 2018-05-12

Common Risk Factors Impacting Disability Rate
Reducing or eliminating five common risk factors could decrease the prevalence of disability across the United States, according to research led by the University of Michigan.
Publish Date: 2017-04-07 - Updated: 2022-06-24

Access Board Issues Guidance on the International Symbol of Accessibility
Guidance addresses questions on use of alternative disability accessibility symbols, and explains how use of symbols other than ISA impacts compliance with ADA.
Publish Date: 2017-03-29 - Updated: 2018-03-15

Cyber-victimisation of People with Disabilities
Information and research survey regarding online victimisation of people with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2017-02-04 - Updated: 2019-02-26

How Prison Solitary Confinement Harms People with Physical Disabilities
National report on how solitary confinement harms people with physical disabilities - Wheelchairs, braille materials, hearing aids, and other vital devices often denied in solitary.
Publish Date: 2017-01-13 - Updated: 2020-03-17

Countries Efforts to Address Rights of People with Disabilities
UCLA WORLD Policy Analysis Center assesses countries efforts to address rights of people with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2016-12-04 - Updated: 2021-04-20

Overcriminalization of People with Disabilities Must Be Addressed in Criminal Justice Reform
Report puts disability issues in perspective within criminal justice reform, highlighting steps to combat inappropriate and unjust incarceration and criminalization of people with disabilities, and ensure appropriate and humane treatment of people with disabilities throughout the justice system.
Publish Date: 2016-07-19 - Updated: 2020-03-17

Outlining Need for Accommodations for Prisoners with Disabilities
AVID releases Making Hard Time Harder: Programmatic Accommodations for Inmates with Disabilities Under the Americans with Disabilities Act outlining lack of accommodations for inmates with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2016-06-30 - Updated: 2021-05-19

The Fine Line Between Disabled and Abled
Article examines the fine line between abled and the reality of the ease of becoming disabled.
Publish Date: 2016-06-27 - Updated: 2022-06-29

Spinal Muscular Atrophies: Signs, Symptoms and Treatments
General overview of Spinal Muscular Atrophies, conditions that sap physical strength by affecting motor nerve cells in the spinal cord, and takes away ability to walk, eat, or breathe.
Publish Date: 2015-09-21 - Updated: 2018-04-01

Usher Syndrome: Types, Causes and Treatment Options
General information and overview of Usher syndrome, a rare inherited disorder that causes gradual vision loss and deafness.
Publish Date: 2015-09-18 - Updated: 2020-02-28

Aphantasia: The Inability to Visualize Images
Information and studies regarding Aphantasia to find why some people are born with poor or diminished visual imagery ability.
Publish Date: 2015-09-11 - Updated: 2020-09-03

Nazis, Sterilization and Deaths of People with Disabilities
Forced sterilization in Germany was the precursor to systematic killing of people with forms of mental illnesses and the physically disabled.
Publish Date: 2015-09-11 - Updated: 2019-06-04

Zero Project: 337 Nominations from 98 Countries
The Zero Project nominations demonstrate there is a global movement of practitioners implementing inclusive education helping children with all kinds of disabilities around the world.
Publish Date: 2015-08-28 - Updated: 2020-12-09

Can Brits Really be Educated About Disability?
Scope reports that around 67% of British people feel so awkward and uncomfortable around disabled people that they avoid any form of contact at all.
Publish Date: 2015-08-18 - Updated: 2021-08-04

How Our Ancestors Turned Disability into Advantage
New evolutionary theory explains how small populations of early humans survived, despite increased chance of hereditary disabilities being passed to offspring.
Publish Date: 2015-08-05 - Updated: 2021-07-30

Experts Discuss Whether Obesity is a Disability
Although obesity may not always be a disability by itself, it can lead to health problems that constitute disability.
Publish Date: 2015-01-29 - Updated: 2021-09-11

ABLE Act Major Victory for Persons with Disabilities and Their Families
Information regarding ABLE accounts that individuals with disabilities and their families should know.
Publish Date: 2014-12-18

Conquer Paralysis Now Challenge : $20M in Grants and Prizes
Conquer Paralysis Now (CPN) launches groundbreaking competition to cure paralysis in the next 10 years.
Publish Date: 2014-12-05 - Updated: 2020-03-21

Toxic Furniture Flame Retardant Chemicals Found in Americans
Urine samples found Americans are contaminated with toxic flame retardants including TCEP that has never before been detected.
Publish Date: 2014-11-12 - Updated: 2022-09-02

Voices of Disability: The World Listens!
Young people with intellectual disabilities win backing from United Nations for right to have a voice in decisions about their lives.
Publish Date: 2014-10-19

Zero Project and Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities
The mission of the Zero Project is to work for A World Without Barriers in accordance with the principles of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
Publish Date: 2014-10-18 - Updated: 2020-12-09

Promoting Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Refugee and Displacement Settings
New research throws spotlight on positive practices and ongoing gaps to meet the needs of 6.7 million displaced people with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2014-05-03

Quadriplegia and Paraplegia Information and Infographic
Infographic contains information regarding the difference between Quadriplegia and Paraplegia including vertebra and spinal functions.
Publish Date: 2013-05-17 - Updated: 2022-02-02

People with Disabilities: Accommodation Vs. Inclusion
The duty to provide reasonable accommodations is a fundamental statutory requirement due to the nature of discrimination people with disabilities face.
Publish Date: 2013-05-16 - Updated: 2021-11-18

Eligibility for Expedited Disability Benefit Hearings
Under SSA guidelines expedited disability benefit hearings may be available in several situations.
Publish Date: 2013-04-23 - Updated: 2022-02-03

22q, Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome, DiGeorge Syndrome, Shprintzen Syndrome
Information regarding Velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS) a form of genetic condition that is related to DiGeorge syndrome.
Publish Date: 2013-02-16 - Updated: 2021-12-15

Noonan Syndrome: Symptoms, Genetics, Information
Noonan syndrome is a condition that affects many areas of a person's body. Mildly unusual facial characteristics, heart defects, short stature, skeletal malformations, bleeding issues, and other signs and symptoms characterize the condition.
Publish Date: 2013-01-20 - Updated: 2021-12-25

Second Greatest Cause of Disability - Musculoskeletal Conditions
Study on Global Burden of Disease reveals Musculoskeletal diseases are the second greatest cause of disability in all regions of the world.
Publish Date: 2012-12-20

Disability Benefits in Different Countries
Provision of disability benefits available varies widely from country to country; here we look at an example from each continent.
Publish Date: 2012-10-11 - Updated: 2022-03-27

Psychological and Social Aspects of Disability
Psychological intervention can help a person with a disability progress through stages of disability and assist them resolving difficulties experienced.
Publish Date: 2012-08-14 - Updated: 2021-07-30

Financial Planning for Possible Future Disability
Financial planning if you are unable to return to work due to a serious disability or illness is essential.
Publish Date: 2012-04-08 - Updated: 2021-09-24

Disability is a Common Experience for Majority of People
Many of the factors involved with living in a modern, industrialized society create hazards which find nearly everyone likely to experience a form of disability at some point during their lifetime due to illness, accident, or aging.
Publish Date: 2012-02-21 - Updated: 2021-10-14

Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia: Atlastin and Membrane Fusion Study
First detailed account of biochemical workings of atlastin a protein produced by one of the genes linked to Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia.
Publish Date: 2011-07-15 - Updated: 2022-02-13

Much Different Work Histories for Disability Rejects, Beneficiaries
Male disability applicants rejected for federal benefits tend to have lower earnings and labor force participation rates.
Publish Date: 2011-05-24

Benefits Access for Vulnerable Seniors and Adults With Disabilities
Connecting seniors and adults with disabilities to benefits programs is key to helping them live with economic security in their own communities.
Publish Date: 2011-03-09

The Great Disability Divide: Significant Gap Between Employee Perception and Reality
The Disability Divide reveals severe disconnects between what consumers believe about disability and income protection planning and the actual facts about the two issues.
Publish Date: 2011-01-20 - Updated: 2013-06-14

Drums and Disabilities to Release Groundbreaking Therapy Kit
Drum therapy kit enables parents therapists and teachers to help autistic and special needs children and adults in home office or classroom.
Publish Date: 2010-11-10 - Updated: 2013-08-01

Life Disparities for Adults Living with Disabilities and their Families
Parents of adult children with disabilities have far greater levels of concern about their childs future than parents of adult children without disabilities.
Publish Date: 2010-11-05 - Updated: 2016-03-25

Illnesses or Injury Increase Odds of Seniors Developing New or Worsening Disability
Illnesses and injuries greatly increase chances of older adults developing new or worsening disability.
Publish Date: 2010-11-02 - Updated: 2016-09-24

Am I Eligible for Disability Benefits
There are different types of disability a person may be able to receive.
Publish Date: 2010-07-16 - Updated: 2014-03-15

The Struggle with Disability - Doctor Patient Relationships
Social Security disability programs and how they impact on the interaction between doctor physician and patient.
Publish Date: 2010-06-26 - Updated: 2015-04-19

Defining Disability Diversity in Society
Information on Disability Diversity in society including the definition of both diversity and disabilities.
Publish Date: 2010-05-24 - Updated: 2018-08-23

Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP): Facts and Information
Hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) a degenerative genetic disorder with stiffness and weakness of leg and hip muscles gait difficulties and issues with walking.
Publish Date: 2010-04-15 - Updated: 2017-06-26

Hurler Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment
Information regarding Hurler syndrome, a form of rare and inherited disease involving human metabolism.
Publish Date: 2010-04-06 - Updated: 2023-01-28

Mobility Related Disability in Middle-aged Americans
Proportion of older middle-aged Americans who report disabilities related to mobility increased significantly.
Publish Date: 2010-04-06

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF): Facts and Information
Information regarding Pulmonary Fibrosis including causes, symptoms, diagnosing, and IPF treatment options.
Publish Date: 2010-04-01 - Updated: 2023-01-29

Canada Ratifies UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Government of Canada has ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Publish Date: 2010-03-16

Permanent and Partial Disability
To quality for compensation disability must be proved either Permanent Partial Disability and Temporary Total Disability.
Publish Date: 2010-02-27

U.S. National Council on Disability
The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an advisory board within the United States Department of Education to guarantee equal opportunity for people with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2010-01-19 - Updated: 2010-07-21

Couples Cope Better with Disability and Health Shocks
How individuals cope economically with disability and health shocks.
Publish Date: 2009-12-28 - Updated: 2013-06-22

Physician Assisted Suicide - Perspective from Advocates for People with Disability
Disability Perspective on the Issue of Physician-Assisted Suicide a special issue of Disability and Health Journal.
Publish Date: 2009-12-23

More Disabilities Today than Previous Generations
Individuals between the ages of 60 and 69 exhibited increases in several types of disabilities over time.
Publish Date: 2009-11-13 - Updated: 2023-02-23

How to Cope with Sudden Illness or Disability
Article provides valuable information, advice, and solutions to help you cope with a sudden illness or disability.
Publish Date: 2009-07-28 - Updated: 2023-08-19

Tips for the Newly Disabled
Article provides helpful tips and advice to newly disabled persons who suddenly find themselves with a disability.
Publish Date: 2009-07-28 - Updated: 2023-08-19

Disability Quotes: List of Quotations Regarding Disabilities
A fascinating collection of disabled motivational and inspiring quotes regarding disability and health related disabilities written by famous as well as everyday people.
Publish Date: 2009-07-25 - Updated: 2021-05-12

Number of Americans with Disability Growing
Nearly 48 million Americans have a disability an increase of three million from 1999 and arthritis tops the list of most common causes of disabilities.
Publish Date: 2009-05-01 - Updated: 2016-04-15

Workplace Disability and Health Trends
The escalating rate of workplace disabilities is causing businesses and consumers alike to revisit how they handle stress and health issues.
Publish Date: 2009-02-10 - Updated: 2011-10-25

Disability - A State of Mind
In todays society with its progressive treatment of people with disabilities opportunities are available to people with a disability to become full members of society.
Publish Date: 2009-01-18 - Updated: 2010-09-25

Defining Disability Today
Two models used for deriving the definition of disability are known as the medical model and the social model.
Publish Date: 2009-01-15 - Updated: 2016-04-05

Focus on Your Abilities Not Disabilities
Most times when people look at others with a disability they only see what they can not do.
Publish Date: 2008-12-23 - Updated: 2022-02-13

President Elect Barack Obamas Plan to Empower Persons with Disabilities
President Elect Barack Obamas plan to increase access and opportunity for persons with disabilities in America.
Publish Date: 2008-12-14 - Updated: 2016-06-12

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