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living impaired

A jocular, pseudo-politically correct term for being dead. The boss has ordered a hit on the stool pigeon, so make sure he's living impaired by the end of the day.
See also: impaired, living

hearing impaired

Euph. deaf or nearly deaf. This program is closed-captioned for our hearing-impaired viewers. His mother happens to be hearing impaired, so he learned to sign at an early age.
See also: hearing, impaired

visually impaired

Euph. blind or partly blind. I am visually impaired, but I like TV just as much as the next person. The disease left him visually impaired.
See also: impaired


mod. alcohol intoxicated. (Euphemistic.) He was so impaired he couldn’t see his hand in front of his face.
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She said the law states a person is mentally impaired if they cannot live independently or protect themselves from exploitation.
B1 champion Kelly Cron-|in from York is presented with her award by Ian Baggett, trustee of sponsors the Adderstone Foundation, after her victory at the North East Visually Impaired Tennis Championships (above) and (left) players on one of the coaching camps for visually-impaired tennis players staged at the Northumberland Club in Jesmond
The Braille calendar will help the visually impaired follow the right timing of prayers, as well as Iftar and Imsak.
As a result, NIB developed an education campaign to change perceptions in the business community of the abilities of people who are visually impaired.
The ABR was developed by Saksham, a Nagpur- based non- governmental organisation, working for the visually impaired.
To have someone now who is giving individuals who are visually impaired an opportunity to experience art is really remarkable.
4]), and impaired IQ and psychomotor development and the possible role of foreign substances such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in these changes.
Her achievements culminated in the Bensham centre, a one-stop-shop for visually impaired people that is the only one of its kind in the UK run by a voluntary organisation.
Furthermore, these professionals must communicate simultaneously with employees, employers, and human resource professionals, as well as with human service providers who collaboratively subcontract to serve impaired employees.
It's based on a book of educational service guidelines for blind and visually impaired students co-created by The National Association of State Directors of Special Education.
MADD Canada is pressing the Federal Government for new impaired driving legislation.
qualified interpreters) of making aurally delivered materials available to hearing impaired individuals; and
In 1951, Parliament created an additional offence of driving while impaired by alcohol or a drug.
On the day of the performance, Vocaleyes invited visually impaired members of the audience to attend a special workshop with the flamenco teacher Nuria Garcia and a number of her students, where participants were guided to feel the movements and shapes of the body and explore the use of gestures and rhythm.
The new video, Pain in Cognitively Impaired Seniors: Assessment & Management, is divided into two learning modules.