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BVR, BSBVI and SILC Board/Council Nominations Being Accepted

March 15, 2017


Contact: Dan Hoblick, Department of Human Services, 605-773-6463

BVR, BSBVI and SILC Board/Council Nominations Being Accepted

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Board of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR), Board of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired (BSBVI) and the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) are now accepting nominations for vacant board/council positions.

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4 Resources for Making Your Workplace Disability-Compliant

March 06, 2017

Understanding legal requirements and what they mean for your business may sound like a daunting task at first. However, when it comes to complying with equal opportunity employment and rights for people with disabilities, the first step is to establish a firm understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its 2008 amendments.

Here are four reliable resources to help you better understand disability compliance.

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Recruiting Quality Employees

The Business Owner’s Guide to Recruiting Quality Employees with Disabilities

February 13, 2017

You’ve heard the benefits—hiring people with disabilities is a boost to your business’s bottom line, from the untapped talent potential, to the boost in productivity, to the positivity of inclusion.

However, if you’re sold on the idea and just need to know where to start, what is a business to do when it’s ready to start recruiting quality employees with disabilities in South Dakota? Here are a few tips.

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Website Accessibility

Business Website Accessibility: How to Get There and Knowing the Rules

January 30, 2017

Have you ever thought about how your website looks to a person with a disability? For example, how might individuals with visual impairments or blindness navigate your website? These are questions that are important to consider as you design your web presence for your business or organization. In fact, in many cases, it’s legally required to do so.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to being compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 for your business website.

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Hire Wisely: The Long-Term Effects of Employing People with Disabilities

January 16, 2017

Benefits to your business can come in many forms – whether it’s making the most of business tax credits or making staffing decisions with long-term benefits, a lot of the destiny of your company’s success lies in your hands.

Hiring people with disabilities is one of those decisions that can yield benefits for many years to come – here are some of them.

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