91 percent of People with Disabilities Believe They Receive Less Attention from Presidential Candidates

Released on: August 27, 2008, 7:39 pm

Press Release Author: Shannon Fern / Disaboom

Industry: Government

Press Release Summary: People with Disabilities Seek Additional Political Dialogue
on Topics Such as Healthcare, Accessibility and Unemployment

Press Release Body: Denver, CO - August 27, 2008 - 91 percent of people with
disabilities think they receive less attention than other minority groups from the
presidential candidates, according to a poll recently conducted by Disaboom (OTCBB:
DSBO, www.disaboom.com), the premier online community for people with disabilities.
With the current conventions and upcoming debates, people with disabilities are
looking to the presidential candidates to present opinions, insights and solutions
about topics that affect them, the largest minority group in America.

A recent Kelton Research study, commissioned by Disaboom, also indicated that one in
four Americans believe that people with disabilities receive less support from the
presidential candidates.

"This community is made up of 54 million Americans and can significantly impact the
popular vote. And still, most members of our community feel that they receive
little attention from the presidential candidates and from the political system as a
whole," said Dr. Glen House, founder of Disaboom and a quadriplegic himself. "Our
national research indicates that our unheard voice is eager to be heard on topics
such as healthcare, accessibility, veterans' issues and unemployment."

This announcement follows Disaboom's recent findings that 57 percent of people with
disabilities support Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election.

For more information about the political issues of interest to people with
disabilities, visit Disaboom's political blog, "Disabled Politico" at
www.disaboom.com/disabledpolitico. Throughout the Democratic National Convention,
Disabled Politico bloggers will chronicle their experiences and observations from
the Democratic National Convention Blogger Tent, as they pertain to the key issues
affecting people with disabilities. Disaboom is also presenting "The Unheard
Voice," at the Democratic National Convention, a series of disability-related events
and activities aimed at showcasing the political and social issues of importance to
people with disabilities.

For more information, please visit

About Disaboom
Disaboom.com is an interactive online community that combines lifestyle and medical
information, discussion boards, a career center and social networking opportunities
for those with disabilities as well as their family, friends, caregivers and health
providers. It was founded by Dr. J. Glen House, a physician specializing in
physical medicine and rehabilitation who is also quadriplegic. His firsthand
knowledge of the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities and those whose
lives they touch has driven the Disaboom mission: to create a comprehensive,
evolving source of information, inspiration, insight, and personal engagement for
the disability community.

About the Kelton Research Survey
The Disaboom Survey was conducted by Kelton Research between August 14 and August
21, 2008 using an email invitation and an online survey. Quotas are set to ensure
reliable and accurate representation of the total U.S. population ages 18 and over.
Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation. The magnitude of the
variation is measurable and is affected by the number of interviews and the level of
the percentages expressing the results. In this particular study, the chances are 95
in 100 that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus, by more than 3.1
percentage points from the result that would be obtained if interviews had been
conducted with all persons in the universe represented by the sample.

About the Disaboom Poll
The Disaboom poll was conducted by disaboom.com using Vizu.com polling technology
between July 31, 2008 and August 22, 2008 using a survey posted at
http://www.disaboom.com/Community/Organizations/Polls. Poll results are based on
the responses of 604 respondents. Poll technology ensured that each respondent was
limited to voting once.

Web Site: http://www.disaboom.com

Contact Details: Contact:
Shannon Fern
Office: 303-433-7020
Cell: 303-667-3553

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