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Disabled Americans in Big Cities Find Many Mobility Challenges
Even with the ADA and federal legislation to protect the disabled, too many American citizens are restricted in where they can go or live due to lack of handicap-accessible accommodations (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 16, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Mobility Aids & Devices Source Type: news

Unprecedented Conference on Rights of Persons with Disabilities at UN
Conference of the States Parties will also discuss the impact of multiple discrimination on persons with disabilities and promoting participation for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 15, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Disability News Source Type: news

Caregiving by Family Members and Other Unpaid Individuals
Researchers examine characteristics of unpaid caregivers and note health-related tasks caregivers provided, and how caregiving affected care providers (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 15, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Carers Guides & Services Source Type: news

Poetry by Iain Stephen
A collection of poems written by Iain Stephen (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 14, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Disability Poetry & Poems Source Type: news

Beijing 2022 Paralympic Excellence Program Agreement
International Paralympic Committee and Beijing 2022 sign agreement for Paralympic Excellence Program to be delivered by IPC Academy (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 14, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: 2022 - Winter Source Type: news

MAS App - Mobile Workplace Accommodation Case Management App
Mobile workplace accommodation case management app assists U.S. businesses create inclusive workplaces for employees with disabilities (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 13, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Computer Devices and Software Source Type: news

Employment Opportunities for U.S. Veterans at Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Border Patrol in Del Rio hosting open house event on June 17 for veterans who interested in applying to become a Border Patrol Agent (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 10, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: United States Source Type: news

RISE Act to Ease College Transition for Students with Disabilities
The RISE Act amends the Higher Education Act and addresses several existing issues within the law that serve as unnecessary barriers for students with disabilities and their families (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 9, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Disability Education Source Type: news

Human Brain Tunes Into Visual Rhythms In Sign Language
Study reveals that the brain entrains depending on the information in the signal - not on the differences between seeing and hearing (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 9, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Deaf Communication Source Type: news

Social Security Benefits Have Lost 30% of Buying Power Since 2000
Loss of Buying Power Study reveals U.S. Social Security beneficiaries have lost nearly one third of their buying power since 2000 (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 8, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: U.S. Social Security Source Type: news

Hope for Patients with Friedreich's Ataxia and Related Diseases - Neurodegenerative Disease Mechanism and Potential Drug Identified
UCD researchers report on new studies of progressive, neurodegenerative diseases linked to defects in cells mitochondria and hope for developing a new biomarker and drug for treating such diseases (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 8, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Medical Research Source Type: news

The Continuing Oppression of Disability: The Re-Institutionalisation of Disability Within Britain
British welfare cuts come primarily because they appease the deep-rooted but warped perceptions, beliefs and prejudices concerning unemployment, sickness and disability, of those holding extremely powerful positions within Britain (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 7, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Editorials Source Type: news

2017 U.S. Census Bureau Disability Statistics Facts for Features
U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features provides a demographic statistics snapshot of the American population with a disability and examines various services available to them (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 6, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Disability Facts and Statistics Source Type: news

Some Hip Implants May be Toxic to the Brain
Recent research reveals brain injury from highly toxic metal cobalt alloy leeched from failing artificial joints causing brain toxicity can be detected and measured (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 6, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Warnings - Alerts & Advisories Source Type: news

Reflex Test: Understanding the Knee-jerk Response and What the Test Can Tell You
Reflex tests help assess the integrity of nerve circuits and are performed to confirm the integrity of the spinal cord, or specific nerve root function (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 5, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Medical Source Type: news

Global Clubfoot Initiative to End Clubfoot Disability
CURE International and the Global Clubfoot Initiative launch strategy where every child born with clubfoot walks free from disability (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 3, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Awareness - Disability Source Type: news

For Remote Area Children with Autism Telehealth Reduces Wait Time and Improves Care
The ECHO Autism program increases capacity for health care in underserved communities, and families can now get answers they need without traveling or waiting to see a specialist (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 2, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Telemedicine - eHealth Source Type: news

U.S. Disability Statistics by Type and Age
Tables and charts showing number of U.S. population with a disability, statistics ordered by ages and general classification, or type, of disability (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 2, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Disability Facts and Statistics Source Type: news

Why Was a Teenager with Bone Cancer Buried on Witch Hill in 1300 AD
Report identifies bone tumor in upper right arm of adolescent buried around 1300 AD at a site in western Panama called Cerro Brujo or Witch Hill (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 2, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Anthropology Source Type: news

NIH Study Suggests Baby Teeth Link Autism and Heavy Metals
NIEHS study reveals baby teeth from children with autism contain more toxic lead and less essential nutrients compared to teeth from children without autism (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 2, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Autism Facts & Information Source Type: news

Latest Hearing Loss Technology Coming to Salt Lake City June 22-25
Hearing Loss Association of America HLAA2017 Conference, June 22-25 at Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City - Look for Harris Communications in Booth 215 (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 1, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Events Source Type: news

Is Using Hot Water for Washing Hands More Effective Than Using Cold Water
Study reveals that when washing hands cool water removes the same amount of harmful bacteria as warm or hot water (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 1, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Medical Source Type: news

Reading to Therapy Dogs Improves Student Literacy Attitudes
Research showed second grade students who read aloud to dogs in an after school program demonstrated improved attitudes about reading (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 31, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Disability Education Source Type: news

U.S. Disability Statistics by State, County and City
Charts showing U.S. census disability percentage statistics by state, county and city, in the United States (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 31, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Disability Facts and Statistics Source Type: news

U.S. Disability Statistics by State, County, City and Age
Charts showing U.S. census disability percentage statistics by age, state, county and city, in the United States (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 30, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Disability Facts and Statistics Source Type: news

Potential For U.S. Nuclear Disasters Greatly Underestimated
Article argues that NRC inaction leaves the public at high risk from fires in spent-nuclear-fuel cooling pools at reactor sites (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 29, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Disaster Planning Guides Source Type: news

Brain Interface Device Helps Stroke Patients Retrain Brains to Move Paralyzed Hands
Device reads brain signals and converts them into motion allowing stroke patients to use their minds to open and close a device fitted over a paralyzed hand (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 28, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Computer Devices and Software Source Type: news

Report: Global Learning Disability Partnering 2010 to 2017
This report provides understanding and access to learning disability partnering deals and agreements entered into by leading world healthcare companies (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 25, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Market Research Source Type: news

2018 Education Budget Summary and Key Points
U.S. Fiscal Year 2018 budget lays out proposals and priorities designed to ensure students have equal opportunity to receive high quality education (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 25, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Disability Education Source Type: news

Declawing Linked to Aggression and Other Abnormal Behaviors in Cats
Research reveals declawing cats increases risk of long-term or persistent pain, manifesting as unwanted behaviors such as inappropriate elimination, and aggression/biting (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 23, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Service Animals Source Type: news

Russia Facing Ban From PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics
If the Russian Paralympic Committee fails to meet obligations there is a strong chance Russian athletes will not be permitted to enter PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 22, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: 2018 - Winter Source Type: news

Inspirational Bradford Handcyclist Set to Take Up Germany Ride
Alana Walker, a partially paralysed 24-year-old, is set to take on handcycle challenge from UK to Germany (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 20, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Disability Sports News Source Type: news

Global Study Finds Massive Health Care Inequity
Study finds massive inequity of access to and quality of health care among and within countries - concludes people are dying from causes with well-known treatments (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 20, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Health and Disability Source Type: news

Best Way to Cook Mushrooms to Maintain Nutritional Value
Boiling, microwaving, grilling, and deep frying mushrooms study reveals best cooking method to maintain nutritional profile of mushrooms (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 19, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Cooking Tips and Hints Source Type: news

Certifying Emotional Support Animals
University of Missouri-Columbia study reveals recommendations for certifying emotional support animals (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 18, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Service Animals Source Type: news

Life Expectancy for People With Parkinson's Disease and Lewy Body Dementia
Mayo Clinic study provides answers for patients with Parkinsons disease, Lewy body dementia, multiple system atrophy with parkinsonism and Parkinsons disease dementia (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 18, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Life Expectancy Source Type: news

LanguageLine InSight for iPhone Interpreter App
App allows users to contact highly trained interpreters for limited English proficient, deaf, or hard-of-hearing with just one touch (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 18, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Computer Devices and Software Source Type: news

Almost 50% of Global Deaths Now Have A Recorded Cause
New statistics from WHO reveals almost half of all deaths globally are now recorded with a cause of death (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 17, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Disability Facts and Statistics Source Type: news

Nearly 3,000 Preventable Adolescent Deaths Daily
World Health Organization reports over 3000 adolescents die every day, totalling 1.2 million deaths a year, from largely preventable causes (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 17, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Child Disability Source Type: news

Difference Between Behind the Counter, Off the Shelf, and Prescription Drugs
Article explains the pharmacy difference between availability of prescription drugs, behind the counter, and over the counter medications (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 15, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Pharmaceutical - Drug Information Source Type: news

Students with Reading Disorders Sue School District for Failing to Educate Them
Complaint against Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD), BUSD Superintendent, BUSD Board of Education, Directors of the BUSD Board of Education, for systemically failing to educate students with reading disorders, and students suspected to have reading disorders (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 15, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Disability Lawyers & Legal Information Source Type: news

Six-Legged Livestock - Edible Insect Farming
Study demonstrates cricket farming can be a sustainable means of producing animal source foods from commercial insect production (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 15, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Food Security Source Type: news

World Population Chart Ranked by Most Populous Countries
Information and statistical chart showing population of countries around the world including table of the most populated continents (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 14, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Calculators and Charts Source Type: news

World Population Chart - Countries and Continents
Information and statistical chart showing population of countries around the world including table of the most populated continents (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 14, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Calculators and Charts Source Type: news

Average Life Expectancy in India and Indian States
Statistics showing average life expectancy ages for men and women in India at birth, by states, and rural and urban areas (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 14, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Calculators and Charts Source Type: news

UK Average Life Expectancy Statistics by Country and Region
Charts and data tables showing average life expectancy ages for men and women in the United Kingdom at birth and age 65 by national, regional and local areas (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 13, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Calculators and Charts Source Type: news

Meet ClaraBelle Blue: Children's Book Highlights Similarities Rather Than Differences
Adiba Nelson, mother of a child with special needs authors book highlighting childrens similarities rather than their differences (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 12, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Books Guides & Publications Source Type: news

Where Do Humans Come From? Homo Naledi's Young Age Creates More Questions
Rising Star Cave system, the richest fossil hominin site in Africa, contains new hominin species named Homo naledi (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 12, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Anthropology Source Type: news

Canadian Male and Female Life Expectancy Rates by Province and Territory
Chart showing life expectancy ages for men and women in Canada at birth and at age 65 by province and territory (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 12, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Calculators and Charts Source Type: news

Australian States Life Expectancy Statistics Chart
Chart of human lifespan expectancy statistics sorted by Australian states and territories (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 11, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Calculators and Charts Source Type: news