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From Ramps to Readability: Making Your Business ADA-Friendly

May 22, 2017

Do you run a business or have plans to open up a new location soon? Perhaps, future renovations in the works? Then you should be aware of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The act was established in 1991 and updated in 2010 and outlines in great detail what steps businesses need to take to provide accessibility for people with disabilities.

Since more than 50 million Americans experience some form of disability, it’s important for businesses to take the necessary steps to ensure accessibility.

Keep reading to get the rundown on what business accessibility entails under the ADA.

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Businesses That Hire People with Disabilities: What They Have in Common

April 26, 2017

How many businesses and organizations do you know of that hire people with disabilities? What type of impact do you observe it having on these businesses or organizations? Employers who employ people with disabilities are more often than not impacted positively, and they also have a few things in common.

Here are a few attributes businesses that hire people with disabilities share.

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Think Before You Speak: 4 Things to Avoid Saying to Employees with Disabilities

April 10, 2017

Have you ever been a part of or witnessed an awkward conversation at work? A lot of times these uncomfortable moments occur because someone made an assumption about a situation or person. Working alongside people with disabilities can lead to some awkward small talk if you’re not careful with the assumptions you make.

Here are a few things you may want to avoid saying or doing when communicating with employees with disabilities.

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2017 Governor’s Awards Nominations

April 05, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2017

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

2017 Governor’s Awards Nominations

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Board of Vocational Rehabilitation, Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired, and the Statewide Independent Living Council are now accepting nominations for the 2017 Governor’s Awards.

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