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For over 27 years, an independent voice
for South Dakotans with disabilities.
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Center for Disabilities Symposium 2017
Incorporating Disability Etiquette in the Workplace & in Customer Service
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. CT / 9:00 a.m. MT
Presenter: Kimberly Hoberg, Business Specialist, South Dakota Department of Human Services
Good disability etiquette helps you improve customer service to your customers who have disabilities, and enhances the work environment by improving communications and interactions with coworkers who have disabilities. This webinar will provide a basic understanding of disability etiquette in interactions with customers and coworkers. Learn what “people first language” is, and how to effectively communicate with people who have various types of disabilities.
Closed captioning available upon request. Email email@example.com by noon Central Time on Friday, October 20, 2017.
Register online at http://ow.ly/3nUh30dDWjC -or- email name, business/agency name, city and state to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Membership Meeting
Thursday, September 28th
via conference call!
For more information, contact our staff.
Getting Down to Business video
3 South Dakota employees with disabilities & their employers
featured in video produced by South Dakota Retailers Assocation for pilot project:
Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvyVpeZ-NxI&feature=youtu.be
Eligible South Dakotans with Disabilities
ABLE Accounts are available to you!
Seventeen states presently offer ABLE accounts nationwide.
To learn more about them, click on http://ablenrc.org
People with disabilities accounted for approximately one sixth (16.67%) of eligible voters in the 2016 election, totaling 35.4 million people in all (Doug Kruse & Lisa Schur, Rutgers University).
In 2016, there were 62.7 million eligible voters who either have a disability or have a household member with a disability, more than one-fourth (25%) of the total electorate (Doug Kruse & Lisa Schur, Rutgers University).
n 2016, the number people with disabilities who were eligible to vote surpassed the number of eligible Black and Latino voters (USA Today).
In 2012, 56.8% of people with disabilities voted compared to 62.5% of people without disabilities.
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