Vanderbilt Law Review

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Six million Americans of employable age have a physical impairment which is sufficiently serious to hinder them in finding employment. Included among the handicapped are orthopedics, those having defective vision, hearing or speech, cardiacs, diabetics, epileptics, and others. Employment of handicapped persons is in the interest of society. Employed, the handicapped are tax-payers; unemployed, they are tax-spenders. If they are not given the employment which they desire the handicapped are forced to become a charge on society. To secure their employment, however, is a problem of great magnitude, requiring the cooperation of employers, employees, interested civic organizations and governmental agencies seeking rehabilitation of the handicapped.