Section 21-7-8

Employment by state, political subdivisions of state, public schools, etc.

It is the policy of this state that the blind, the visually handicapped, and the otherwise physically disabled shall be employed in the state service, the service of the political subdivisions of the state, in the public schools, and in all other employment supported in whole or in part by public funds on the same terms and conditions as the able-bodied, unless it is shown that the particular disability prevents the performance of the work involved.

(Acts 1975, No. 869, p. 1711, §6.)