A huge, untapped workforce is waiting.

Chances are, you know someone with a disability. And chances are, that person wants to work. 
‘Ability for Hire’ is about changing perceptions. It’s about seeing the ability in a person instead of the disability. When you do, the possibilities are endless. Share this message with someone you know today.


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South Dakota & Dennis Daugaard take a stand!

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard's Employment First Initiative was inspired by his involvement with the National Governors Association (NGA).

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How To Make Your Event More Disability-Friendly

November 16, 2017

From street festivals, craft fairs and music/sporting events to weddings, reunions and parties – life is full of enjoyable ways to socialize and celebrate with friends and family. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination and mandates accessibility in all public venues, but there are many additional ways to ensure people with disabilities feel welcome and included.  

Here are simple ways to plan a disability-friendly event that everyone can enjoy.

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4 Ways for Graduates with Disabilities to Get Started in the Job Market

October 26, 2017

You did it! You’ve worked hard and you’re ready for the next step in your life. Now it’s decision-making time: which career path is best for you? Finding the right job can be frustrating and stressful for anyone – but especially if you’re living with a disability.      

Here are four ways for graduates with disabilities to get started in the job market.

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6 Tips for Effective Communication in the Presence of Sign Language Interpreters

October 05, 2017

In a business or professional setting, an employer or business owner may at some point encounter a scenario in which an employee or customer who is deaf or has a hearing loss is utilizing a sign language interpreter. Don’t panic. It’s a highly effective way for sign language interpreters to stay in the conversation.

Here are six things to keep in mind when in the presence of an interpreter.

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