Gov. Daugaard proclaims July 26 as Americans with Disabilities Act Day

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed July 26 as Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Day in South Dakota.

The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services.

“The ADA has helped our state and nation to develop and promote the equal opportunity, independence and full participation of people with disabilities within our state,” South Dakota Department of Human Services Cabinet Secretary Gloria Pearson said in a press release Wednesday.

Daugaard's office said celebratory town events from public mayoral proclamations, socials, drives and picnics will continue throughout the month.