Speaking English – Talking about disability

Can I use the word “retard” when talking about someone with a disability or is this an unacceptable term? What is the difference between “visually impaired” and “blind”? Should I say someone is “handicapped” or “disabled”? This lesson will teach you vocabulary for talking about disability. It will also teach you words that you should avoid. This is not just a vocabulary lesson; you’ll also learn about North American culture.