Welcome to Thisabled.com

Thisabled.com was started almost 10 years ago with a simple belief that individuals with disabilities are contributing members of society. Almost 10 years later, we have not changed our philosophy, however, we have grown to embrace the diversity and power of this community. According to the United Nations, Around 10 per cent of the world's population, or 650 million people, live with a disability. They are the world's largest minority. Here in the United States alone there are over 55 million people with disabilities. Their stories are of importance and significance to us, to their families and friends, and to the world. We continue to believe that through empowerment and societal acceptance there is no place someone with a disability can't go.

Disability News

Disability Is Not Just a Metaphor

The Atlantic - 2 days ago
"Playing disability is a considered a technical skill for an actor, and casting directors and producers prefer to seek non-disabled actors with long track records," says Howard Sherman,...

Facts about Social Security Disability

Marshfield News-Herald - 11 hours ago
The Social Security Administration recently launched "The Faces and Facts of Disability," an education and awareness initiative to help educate the public about Social Security disability...

Seeing the Child, Not the Disability

New York Times (blog) - 2 days ago
It had been several months since I had last seen my patient, and even longer since I'd seen his mother. He was 3 and unable to walk or talk, and when I caught his eye, his face broke open into a...

Texas disability advocates sue Uber, Lyft, 30 other entities

Houston Chronicle - 2 days ago
AUSTIN - A coalition of Texas disability advocates sued ride-share companies Uber and Lyft on Thursday as part of dozens of lawsuits filed around the state ahead of the anniversary of the Americans...

A Local Disability Advocacy Group Celebrates A Major Milestone For Equal Rights

WIBW - 19 hours ago
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- An organization that has built its name on fighting for those with disabilities, celebrated a major milestone. The Topeka Independent Living Resource Center celebrated the 24th...

St. Louis veterans benefits office botches one-third of disability claims

STLtoday.com - 2 days ago
Most of the inaccurate disability claims were caused by office staff delaying the scheduling of medical exams for an average of nine months. Staff attributed the delays to workload demands. The St....

Social Security Disability Insurance's effect on labor force participation

The Hill (blog) - 1 day ago
The labor force participation rate for the prime working-age population — those between 25 and 54 years old — has been declining in the U.S. since 1997. One of the big reasons is a rise in the...

SC applicants on federal insurance marketplace checked disability boxes at ...

The State - 1 day ago
COLUMBIA, SC — South Carolinians who applied for coverage on the new federal health insurance marketplace claimed disabilities at twice the state's typical disability rate. Many of the nearly...

Homeschoolers Confident They Can Sink Disability Convention

Daily Caller - 2 days ago
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) was negotiated under President George W. Bush, signed by President Barack Obama in 2009, and has been ratified by 146 countries...

Movie Theaters May Soon Be More Accessible

Disability Scoop - 1 day ago
Officials at the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday that they are proposing new rules that would require movie theaters to offer captioning and audio description to ensure access for people with...

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