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Disability: Benefits, Facts & Resources for Persons with Disabilities Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Disability Information category. Though topics may have since been updated they are listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Publication List

  1. Common Risk Factors That Impact Disability Rates
    University of Michigan research reveals reducing or eliminating 5 common risk factors could decrease prevalence of disability across the U.S. - Published: 2017-04-07
  2. 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 - Published: 2017-03-29
  3. Cyber-victimisation of People with Disabilities
    Information and research survey regarding online victimisation of people with disabilities - Published: 2017-02-04
  4. How Prison Solitary Confinement Harms People with Physical Disabilities
    First-ever national report on how solitary confinement harms people with physical disabilities - Wheelchairs, braille materials, hearing aids, and other vital devices are often denied in solitary - Published: 2017-01-13
  5. Countries Efforts to Address Rights of People with Disabilities
    UCLA WORLD Policy Analysis Center assesses countries efforts to address rights of people with disabilities - Published: 2016-12-04
  6. 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 - Published: 2016-07-19
  7. Report Outlines 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 - Published: 2016-06-30
  8. The Thin Line Between Disabled and Abled
    We enter the world almost completely disabled, and many of us will become so again in our later years - Published: 2016-06-27
  9. Spinal Muscular Atrophies: Signs, Symptoms & 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 - Published: 2015-09-21
  10. 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 - Published: 2015-09-18
  11. Aphantasia: Inability to Visualize Images
    Information and studies regarding Aphantasia to find why some people are born with poor or diminished visual imagery ability - Published: 2015-09-11
  12. Nazis, Sterilization & 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 - Published: 2015-09-11
  13. 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 - Published: 2015-08-28
  14. 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 - Published: 2015-08-18
  15. 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 - Published: 2015-08-05
  16. 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 - Published: 2015-01-29
  17. ABLE Act Major Victory for Persons with Disabilities and Their Families
    Information regarding ABLE accounts that individuals with disabilities and their families should know - Published: 2014-12-18
  18. Conquer Paralysis Now: Challenge to Find a Cure in Next Decade - $20M in Grants and Prizes
    Conquer Paralysis Now (CPN) launches groundbreaking competition to cure paralysis in the next 10 years - Published: 2014-12-05
  19. Toxic Furniture Flame Retardant Chemicals Found in Americans
    Urine samples found people are contaminated with toxic flame retardants including TCEP that has never before been detected - Published: 2014-11-12
  20. 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 - Published: 2014-10-19
  21. The Zero Project and the Convention on the 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) - Published: 2014-10-18
  22. 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 - Published: 2014-05-03
  23. Quadriplegia and Paraplegia Information and Infographic
    Infographic contains information regarding the difference between Quadriplegia and Paraplegia including vertebra and spinal functions - Published: 2013-05-17
  24. 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 - Published: 2013-05-16
  25. Expedited Disability Benefit Hearings - Are You Eligible
    Under SSA guidelines expedited disability benefit hearings may be available in several situations - Published: 2013-04-23
  26. 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 - Published: 2013-02-16
  27. Noonan Syndrome Information
    Condition affects many areas of the body including unusual facial characteristics, heart defects, short stature, skeletal malformations, bleeding issues, and other symptoms - Published: 2013-01-20
  28. 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 - Published: 2012-12-20
  29. The Variation in Disability Benefits Received Around the World
    Examples of how the provision of disability benefits varies by country and continent - Published: 2012-10-11
  30. 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 - Published: 2012-08-14
  31. Promoting Better Community Based Care by Updating Disability Laws
    Updating disability laws to promote better aligned comprehensive community based care for persons with disabilities - Published: 2012-06-26
  32. Financial Steps to Prepare for Disability
    Financial planning if you are unable to return to work due to a serious disability or illness is essential - Published: 2012-04-08
  33. Disability - A Common Experience for the Majority
    Nearly everyone is likely to experience a form of disability at some point during their lifetime due to illness accident or aging - Published: 2012-02-21
  34. Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia - Study Provides New Clues
    First detailed account of biochemical workings of atlastin a protein produced by one of the genes linked to Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia - Published: 2011-07-15
  35. 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 - Published: 2011-05-24
  36. 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 - Published: 2011-03-09
  37. 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 - Published: 2011-01-20
  38. 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 - Published: 2010-11-10
  39. 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 - Published: 2010-11-05
  40. 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 - Published: 2010-11-02
  41. Am I Eligible for Disability Benefits
    There are different types of disability a person may be able to receive - Published: 2010-07-16
  42. The Struggle with Disability - Doctor Patient Relationships
    Social Security disability programs and how they impact on the interaction between doctor physician and patient - Published: 2010-06-26
  43. Defining Disability Diversity in Society
    Information on Disability Diversity in society including the definition of both diversity and disabilities - Published: 2010-05-24
  44. 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 - Published: 2010-04-15
  45. Hurler Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
    Information regarding Hurler syndrome, a form of rare and inherited disease involving human metabolism - Published: 2010-04-06
  46. Mobility Related Disability in Middle-aged Americans
    Proportion of older middle-aged Americans who report disabilities related to mobility increased significantly - Published: 2010-04-06
  47. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF): Facts & Information
    Pulmonary Fibrosis is when tissue deep in the lungs becomes thickened and stiff or scarred over a period of time - Published: 2010-04-01
  48. 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 - Published: 2010-03-16
  49. Permanent and Partial Disability
    To quality for compensation disability must be proved either Permanent Partial Disability and Temporary Total Disability - Published: 2010-02-27
  50. 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 - Published: 2010-01-19
  51. Couples Cope Better with Disability and Health Shocks
    How individuals cope economically with disability and health shocks - Published: 2009-12-28
  52. 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 - Published: 2009-12-23
  53. More Disabilities Today than Previous Generations
    Individuals between the ages of 60 and 69 exhibited increases in several types of disabilities over time - Published: 2009-11-13
  54. How to Cope with Sudden Illness or Disability
    Article gives assistance to help you cope with a sudden illness or disability - Published: 2009-07-28
  55. Tips for the Newly Disabled
    Offers a number of tips and advice to newly disabled persons who suddenly find themselves with a disability - Published: 2009-07-28
  56. Disability Quotes: Collection of Quotations Regarding Disabilities
    A collection of famous, and not so famous, interesting quotes regarding disability and health related disabilities - Published: 2009-07-25
  57. 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 - Published: 2009-05-01
  58. 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 - Published: 2009-02-10
  59. 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 - Published: 2009-01-18
  60. Defining Disability Today
    Two models used for deriving the definition of disability are known as the medical model and the social model - Published: 2009-01-15
  61. Focus on Abilities not Disabilities
    Most times when people look at others with a disability they only see what they can not do - Published: 2008-12-23
  62. 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 - Published: 2008-12-14


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