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Accommodations and Services

Acquiring Accommodations at Clemson University

To acquire accommodations at Clemson, you will generally need to make arrangements with either Student Accessibility Services or the Office of Access Compliance and Education.

Student Accessibility Services

Suite 239, Academic Success Center
Student Accessibility Services Website

This office:

  • Primarily handles student accommodations.
  • Serves those with temporary (ex: broken arm) and permanent disabilities.
  • Serves those with physical, psychological, learning, and other types of disabilities.
  • Advises faculty and departments on meeting students' needs.
  • Promotes proactive accessibility efforts.

Student Accommodation Process Overview

Students in need of accommodations can request them at any time. To request an accommodation, begin by contacting the Student Accessibility Services office. After reaching out, a Welcome meeting is scheduled to determine which accommodations will be the most appropriate. While not required prior to the meeting, it is generally helpful to submit the most recent documentation from third-party and/or medical professionals to the AIM portal prior to the Welcome meeting. 

Some accommodation requests may need to be assessed on a semester or annual basis.

For more details on the process, please visit Student Accessibility Service's Guidelines page.

Please note, all testing accommodations (ex: more time on tests) need to be approved through the Student Accessibility Service office prior to the exam.



Office of Access Compliance and Education

Office 223A, Brackett Hall
Office of Access Compliance and Education website

This office:

  • Primarily handles employee and visitor accommodations.
  • Serves those with temporary (ex: broken arm) and permanent disabilities.
  • Serves those with physical, psychological, learning, and other types of disabilities.
  • Advises on improving inclusion and campus accessibility.
  • Advises on complying with legal regulations.

Employee and Visitor Accommodation Process Overview

Employees and Visitors seeking accommodations can make requests at any time.

Employees with qualified disabilities (according to the Americans with Disabilities Act) can begin the request process by completing the Accommodation Request Form and return it to the Office of Access Compliance and Education. Once the form is submitted, the ADA Coordinator will usually schedule an in-person or phone meeting to identify which accommodations will be most appropriate. During this meeting, it may be determined that additional documentation from your physician may be required.

Visitors seeking accessible transportation options for their campus visit should contact the Visitor Center. For all other accommodation requests, contact the ADA Coordinator or the office sponsoring the event you plan to attend to arrange appropriate accommodations.

Employees and Visitors with questions regarding service animals should contact the ADA Coordinator.

Acquiring Accessibility Services

Clemson University is dedicated to making the campus experience, including campus events, accessible. To this end, various departments on campus provide services that can help make your events and content accessible.

American Sign Language

American Sign Language Interpreting for Campus Events

All Clemson University events open to the public that do not require registration should provide ASL interpreters. This said, it is encouraged that all Clemson University events provide ASL interpreters. To acquire this service, fill out the Office of Access Compliance and Education's request form. A cost is associated with this service.


Accessible Transportation on Campus

In addition to the accessible Catbuses, and accessible rides to Greenville through Greenvillelink and Tiger Commute, the office of Parking and Transportation provides the following services for campus events:

Media Accessibility Service

Video and Audio File Accessibility Services

Clemson employees wanting accessibility improvements for their video and audio files should check out Clemson Online's Accessibility page. If employees take advantage of the services identified in the section on captioning, then eligible audio files may be transcribed and eligible video files captioned and/or audio described at no extra cost.

For ineligible media files, a cost may be associated or Clemson Online may recommend a vendor if other solutions are not available through other departments. Directions for making the media accessible yourself are also available.

Live Event Captioning

Live Event Captioning

The Office of Access Compliance and Education offers captioning and transcription services for events. You may request a captioner from their partnered vendor to:

  • provide real-time captions over a live video feed or webinar
  • real-time projection of captions on a wall behind an in-person speaker
  • or post-production captions for a recorded event that you intend to post

Requests can be made through the Request Real-time Captioning form located on the Office of Access Compliance and Education website. Please note that a cost may be associated with the completion of the request and that requesting services at least 5 business days prior to your event is encouraged.

Test Proctoring

Test Proctoring Services

Test proctoring services are provided by the Student Accessibility Services (SAS) office through the University Testing and Education Center (UTEC) located on the second floor of Vickery Hall. UTEC provides a supplemental service to Clemson University faculty. The center's mission is to assist faculty in their efforts to provide accommodated testing for students who are registered with Student Accessibility Services and are approved for accommodated testing for the current semester. Tests can be scheduled only during posted hours of operation for the University Testing and Education Center.