For the sighted, it's a chance to better appreciate the daily struggles of the blind and visually handicapped.
But inside buildings they are handicapped, calling for alternate approaches.
The sensors you can buy, and even the actuators are in the handicapped market.
Giving the more-or-less handicapped people access to this tech will not stand either.
If you haven't seen anyone you know damaged or handicapped by drugs then you've had your eyes closed or removed.
The embryonic nation is severely handicapped by a lack of infrastructure.
From a merchandising standpoint, the realtor handles an excellent product but is handicapped by a primitive distribution system.
Doing something with the handicapped or working with our hands.
And he is so mentally handicapped he is unable to say in which state he lives.
It's strange to think of her as in any way handicapped.
British Dictionary definitions for handicapped
(psychol) denoting a person whose social behaviour or emotional reactions are in some way impaired
(of a competitor) assigned a handicap
Nowadays the use of the word handicapped to describe people with disabilities is generally considered inappropriate. It is preferable to refer to someone as having a disability and to talk about people with disabilities
something that hampers or hinders
a contest, esp a race, in which competitors are given advantages or disadvantages of weight, distance, time, etc, in an attempt to equalize their chances of winning
the advantage or disadvantage prescribed
(golf) the number of strokes by which a player's averaged score exceeds the standard scratch score for the particular course: used as the basis for handicapping in competitive play
any physical disability or disadvantage resulting from physical, mental, or social impairment or abnormality
verb (transitive) -caps, -capping, -capped
to be a hindrance or disadvantage to
to assign a handicap or handicaps to
to organize (a contest) by handicapping
(US & Canadian)
to attempt to forecast the winner of (a contest, esp a horse race)
to assign odds for or against (a contestant)
C17: probably from hand in cap, a lottery game in which players drew forfeits from a cap or deposited money in it
c.1653, from hand in cap, a game whereby two bettors would engage a neutral umpire to determine the odds in an unequal contest. The bettors would put their hands holding forfeit money into a hat or cap. The umpire would announce the odds and the bettors would withdraw their hands -- hands full meaning that they accepted the odds and the bet was on, hands empty meaning they did not accept the bet and were willing to forfeit the money. If one forfeited, then the money went to the other. If both agreed on either forfeiting or going ahead with the wager, then the umpire kept the money as payment. The custom, though not the name, is attested from 14c. Reference to horse racing is 1754 (Handy-Cap Match), where the umpire decrees the superior horse should carry extra weight as a "handicap;" this led to sense of "encumbrance, disability" first recorded 1890. The verb sense of "equalize chances of competitors" is first recorded 1852, but is implied in the horse-race sense. Meaning "put at a disadvantage" is 1864. The main modern sense, "disability," is the last to develop; handicapped (adj.) is 1915.