|Disabled (or disability) is preferred to handicapped (or handicap).
person with a physical disability may or may not be handicapped. For
instance, a person using a wheelchair has a disability, but is
handicapped when confronting stairs.
Do not emphasize the disability, and avoid categorizing people with
disabilities as the disabled, the blind, etc. Say instead, people with
disabilities, blind people, etc.
Do not use descriptions such as afflicted, crippled, deaf and dumb,
deformed, victim, confined to a wheelchair (a person may use a
wheelchair but rarely spends his entire day in it).