(a) A person is qualified to act as a juror if the person is
(1) a citizen of the United States;
(2) a resident of the state;
(3) at least 18 years of age;
(4) of sound mind;
(5) in possession of the person's natural faculties; and
(6) able to read or speak the English language.
(b) A person is not disqualified from serving as a juror solely because of the loss of hearing or sight in any degree or a disability that substantially impairs or interferes with the person's mobility.
(c) The court shall provide, and pay the cost of services of, an interpreter or reader when necessary to enable a person with impaired hearing or sight to act as a juror.
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