South Dakota Public Safety makes IDs more accessible for people with disabilities

STURGIS, S.D. — Black Hills Special Services and South Dakota Department of Public Safety joined forces to make sure that everyone has a state ID.

Public Safety’s Driver’s Licensing Program was at Special Service’s Pleasant Valley campus on Tuesday. They were able to take ID photos for 15 people that have developmental disabilities.

Public Safety Driver’s Licensing Program going to the Center makes getting a state ID easier and more accessible for people with disabilities — being in a familiar environment is important for many of those that had their pictures taken. Certain disabilities make it difficult to be in crowded places and environments with a lot of stimuli.

These IDs will help these individuals apply for jobs, travel alone, and overall help each of them become more independent.

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