Our Standards

SC.gov is committed to providing a web presence that enables full public access to South Carolina government information and services. As such, SC.GOV complies with high accessibility standards to meet the needs of users with disabilities.

Disabilities come in many forms, including but not limited to hearing impairment, visual impairment, and cognitive disorders. Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate all users who utilize standards compliant web browsers, enabling software, or assistive devices.

Accessible Web design provides benefits to both those using assistive technology, as well as others. It provides benefit to users with text-based browsers, low-end processors, slow modem connections, or users who do not have state-of-the-art computer equipment. It also allows for easier access to the Internet via technologies such as internet-enabled phones or personal digital assistants.

Standard for Compliance

We strive to ensure the accessibility of SC.GOV for site visitors with special needs. We stay up to date on current practices and conduct testing throughout development of the website and when applying new technologies and advancements. We use various testing tools, such as Wave and Total Validator, to verify that SC.GOV is in compliance with Section 508. We have made great efforts to make sure that the pages of this website are accessible in accordance with South Carolina's official standards and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Furthermore, SC.GOV has adopted the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0.

If you or someone you know is not able to access any content on this website due to a disability, please let us know.

Contact Information

If you use assistive technology and the format of any material on our website interferes with your ability to access the information, please email support@scgov.atlassian.net. In your message, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the requested material, the web address of the requested material, and your contact information so that we may best serve you.

If you have any questions or concerns about the SC.GOV Accessibility Policy, please contact us at support@scgov.atlassian.net.

Each state agency and local government is responsible for its own compliance with accessibility standards; refer to an individual agency for more information about its compliance with accessibility standards.

Offline Communication with SC.GOV

If you need to contact us via a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), dial 7-1-1 and ask the Relay South Carolina agent to call SC.gov customer support at (803) 771-0131 and press 1. Relay South Carolina provides telephone-interpreting service between people who can hear and those who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, or speech-disabled.

Accessibility Resources

  • South Carolina Accessibility Training and Resources
    The SC Assistive Technology Advisory Committee (ATAC) provides resources and information for agencies and educational institutions regarding information technology accessibility.
  • Section 508 Web Site
    An excellent source for general information, standards, evaluation, events, and resources surrounding Section 508, which will impact electronic and information technology on the Web.
  • Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
    The content of this document directly relates to the Federal government and any public or private industry contracting with the Federal government.
  • Enforcing ADA Compliance
    The Department of Justice handles complaints and enforcement of Title II, Section 508. This law speaks directly to state governments, local governments, and all other public entities. This page provides a concise overview, abbreviated information on specific chapters that must comply with ADA standards, and information about the complaint and enforcement process.
  • United States Department of Justice – Guide to Disability Laws
    This guide provides an overview of Federal civil rights laws that ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities.

Updated 12-16-2019

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