The State of South Carolina is committed to providing accessibility to state government Internet-based resources.

South Carolina state government Web sites shall be designed to be accessible, so that people with disabilities have access to online information, data, and services comparable to that accorded individuals who do not have disabilities.

With this in mind, the South Carolina Web Accessibility Workgroup, working under the Assistive Technology Advisory Committee (ATAC), has prepared these standards to the Architecture Oversight Committee of the SC State CIO's Office.

Minimal Requirements

The State of South Carolina shall follow the standards established under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, amended 1998 by the Work Force Investment Act (Section 1194.22 and its subsequent amendments) as its minimal requirements for Web accessibility.

Best Practices

It is recommended that agencies also follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines established by the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Accessibility Initiative (W3C-WAI) that are not addressed in Section 508.

The Details

Full details are in the following documents. You will need Adobe Acrobat to view and print these documents. If you do not have it installed on your computer, you can download it at the Adobe Acrobat Reader site.

Web Accessibility Standard (PDF)

Web Site Accessibility Policy and Transition Plan for the State of South Carolina (PDF)

The Transition Plan template