visually handicapped


  1. unable to carry out normal activities because of defects of vision, including blindness
  2. (as collective noun; preceded by the)the visually handicapped

Derived forms of visually handicapped

visual handicap, noun

usage for visually handicapped

Nowadays the phrases visually handicapped/impaired and visual handicap/impairment are generally considered inappropriate. It is preferable to refer to someone as having a sight impairment and to talk about blind or partially sighted people
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