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

9 Simple Tips for Making Your Website Disability-Friendly

Mashable - 1 day ago
"This sounds pretty obvious, but understanding the problems people with disabilities face on the web is the key to building an accessible product," he says in an email interview with...

Ex-Cop, Heavy Metal Singer Admits To Disability Fraud

CBS Local - 15 hours ago
Christopher Inserra, a former Port Authority cop, pleaded guilty in a Brooklyn court Tuesday to one count of fraud after he was accused of collecting disability for an arm injury while performing in...

Prostate cancer added to disability benefits fast-track list

Chron.com (blog) - 2 days ago
The agency reports that claims for disability benefits usually take three to five months to process – longer than other types of Social Security applications. The Compassionate Allowances programs...

UN: People With Disabilities Free To Make Own Decisions

Disability Scoop - 15 hours ago
People with even the most severe disabilities have the right to make their own decisions, no matter if their choices are risky or ultimately turn out to be mistakes, a United Nations panel says in...

Employee Terminated For Stealing Caused By Disability Entitled To ...

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - 4 hours ago
Is an employer allowed to enforce a uniformly-applied workplace conduct policy against an employee whose misconduct was caused by her disability? A federal district court in California said...

Disability spaces getting meters

Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette - 1 day ago
Crews from the University of Illinois this week will begin installing meters in disabled-parking spaces across campus, allowing the university to charge motorists with disabilities who do not have...

Woman Overcomes Disability, Opens Business

1011now - 15 hours ago
And is this a business concept that partners well with their disability?," said Carol Blood of Nebraska Self Employment Services. Blood said the success rate for the small business Nebraska Self...

How to … include disability in disaster relief

The Guardian - 3 hours ago
According to the recent World Report on Disability, 15% of the population worldwide have a disability, and 80% of those live in developing countries. With the UN Convention on the Protection and...

PA disability cop-turned-rocker gets plea

New York Post - 24 hours ago
A Port Authority cop who claimed he couldn't work because he injured his right arm — then raked in disability payments and his full salary as he toured the country with his rock band —...

Faster stroke treatment improves survival, reduces disability

fox4kc.com - 21 hours ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – When a person is having a stroke, 30,000 nerve cells die each minute that passes without treatment. A big study finds efforts by some hospitals to get a drug to patients sooner...

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