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Center for Disabilities Studies
University of Delaware
461 Wyoming Road
Newark DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-6974
TDD: 302-831-4689

Presidential Proclamation — International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2012

Here is the text of today’s proclamation from President Obama on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Americans have always understood that each of us is entitled to a set of fundamental freedoms and protections under the law, and that when everyone gets […]

Improving access to mammography for women with disabilities

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working to encourage breast cancer screenings among women with disabilities through the Right to Know Campaign. In the United States in 2008, women with a disability aged 50-74 reported a lower rate of mammography use than women without a disability of the same ages (78.1% vs. […]

Health Disparities Chartbook on Disability and Racial and Ethnic Status in the U.S.

Relatively little research has been conducted comparing the health of people with disabilities to that of people from racial and ethnic minority groups. However, research has consistently documented that, as a group, people with disabilities experience worse health than the general population. Prepared by the Institute on Disability at the University Of New Hampshire, the […]