visually handicapped

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. visual violet,
  2. visualise,
  3. visualization,
  4. visualize,
  5. visually,
  6. visually impaired,
  7. visuognosis,
  8. visuomotor,
  9. visuosensory,
  10. visuospatial

Derived Formsvisual handicap, noun

usage

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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