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Disability Help

Computer Software for the Visually Impaired, Blind

There are many software programs available that allow the blind and visually impaired to confidently navigate the world through their computer. These can generally be classified into two separate categories, the first being screen magnification, and the second, screen readers. Most of the applications come as both screen reader and magnifier.

Types of Disabilities

Disability Types: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Exercise

Disability is any physical or mental condition, which leads to the limitation of person’s movements, senses, cognitive abilities, and activities or a combination of these. It is not just a health problem, it is a complex phenomenon, reflecting the physical or mental attributes, which need to be fixed. One such disabling condition is Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is an illness characterised by extreme exhaustion. Other common symptoms include aching muscles, joint pains, headache, sore throat and flu-like feelings. The cause is unknown and recovery can take years. In some cases, people don’t recover and suffer relapses throughout their lives. Exercise is often a problem for people with CFS because physical activity can worsen their symptoms. Medical opinion has been divided on whether people with CFS should attempt regular exercise or not [… Read More]

Types of Disabilities

Disability Types: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Disability is a physical or mental impairment that limits a person’s movements, senses, and activities. It may be present since birth or may occur during a person’s lifetime. Disability is an umbrella term and covers any form of impairment that might slow down or lead to complete inability of doing household tasks. It is not just a health problem, it is a complex phenomenon, reflecting the physical or mental attributes, which need to be fixed. Too often a lack of knowledge about disability, or understanding of how people manage disability day-to-day, prevents people from interacting with each other. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an extremely debilitating condition that can occur after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. Traumatic events that can trigger PTSD include violent [… Read More]

Types of Disabilities

Depression Disability: Depression Facts, Symptoms & Help

Depression is a condition in which the patient feels discouraged, sad, hopeless, unmotivated, or might have a disinterested attitude towards life in general. These feelings might last for a short period of time, and may present as a case of “the blues. However, the duration of such feelings last for more than two weeks, along with their interference in daily activities such as taking care of family, spending time with friends, or going to work or school, it’s more likely to be a case of major depressive episode, which in fact, is a treatable illness. Depression is a very serious disorder and can affect anyone of any age at any time. It is a very common mental disorder and affects more than a 100 million people across the world. Types of Depression There are three [… Read More]

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Disability Facts

Disability Statistics: Facts About Dementia

Dementia is a subject that most people try to avoid. Just the thought of memory loss – in a loved one, friend, co-worker or, worse yet, ourselves — makes us terribly uncomfortable. Unless we are confronted directly with dementia, we prefer to think of it as “someone else’s problem.” But dementia – one of the world’s fastest growing diseases — won’t go away and it is fast becoming “everyone’s problem.” A look at the facts and statistics surrounding dementia clearly show that it is a massive issue, possibly a medical catastrophe in the making, with no easy solution.

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Disability Facts

Disabilities Types: The Various Types of Disabilities

In order to understand the true meaning of disability, it is helpful to know the many different types of disabilities and all their sub-categories. Once a disability type is identified with, it becomes easier to understand and research it further. Technology has come a long way and various forms of assistive devices are now available for all these disability types. Help is provided in various forms to ease the load off individuals suffering from these various types of disabilities.

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Types of Disabilities

Symptoms & Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease has been affecting almost one million people in the United States alone. The severity of this disease can be paramount. Symptoms of Parkinson’s can be hard to diagnose at its early stages but there are some distinctive traits of Parkinson disease that help discover it. If treatment for Parkinson’s is not received at an early stage, this disease can progress rapidly. Parkinson support is readily available and the many treatment options must be explored by all individuals.

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Types of Disabilities

OCD Help: Dealing With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder can seem trivial at first, but if left untreated, ocd victims can reach disturbing levels. It is important to seek assistance from ocd help centers as soon as one is diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder. There are many very obvious ocd symptoms and some not so apparent. In any case, with almost 2.2 million Americans suffering from OCD disorder, it is obvious that this disability is no longer rare and has the potential to affect an individual’s life in many negative ways.

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Types of Disabilities

Understanding Developmental Disorder & Disabilities

Development disorder is a form of disability that causes a slow rate of growth and individuals show some form of mental incapability in the various activities of life. Their slow developmental skills could be caused due to various reasons, but they all suffer from similar problems of inability to communicate, mental retardation, poor social skills and sometimes even physical disabilities. Developmental disabilities as such have no cure, but several treatment options are available to make things a little better for them. It is important to discover what kind of development disability your child suffers from at an early age in order for these treatments to be successful later in life.

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Dealing with Communication Disability & Speech Impairment

It has been estimated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that there are approximately 14 million people suffering from speech and language disabilities. All these people may have different reasons as to the cause of their speech impairment, but they are all in the same boat. They all suffer the same consequences and have to deal with the same hardships. Whatever the cause may be, there are a number of things that any individual can do to improve their speech disability. By seeking help from appropriate individuals, speech disabilities may even be overcome eventually.