Section 508 Web Accessibility Compliance
All new or revised Clemson University websites and pages must meet Section 508 Web accessibility compliance (Rehabilitation Act, Section 508, subsection 1194.22). This requirement is mandated by the state of South Carolina to ensure that all websites are designed to be accessible, so people with disabilities have access to online information, data and services comparable to that accorded to individuals who do not have disabilities.
Creative Services, along with CCIT and the University legal counsel, will oversee Section 508 compliancy and offer assistance across campus as needed. The University's Web content management system, Cascade, offers some built-in compliancy features.
To learn more, use these resources:
- World Wide Web Consortium's Web Accessibility Initiative
- The state of South Carolina’s posting on Section 508
- Section 508 glossary
- Clemson's Accessibility Portal
Additional Legal Issues
Creative Services will monitor and react to any University website/page presenting possible legal challenges. Areas to be monitored include:
Please email us call ITHELP at (864)656-3494 regarding non-compliant websites.
The University reserves the right to add, amend or revoke any of the contained rules, policies, regulations and instructions, or incorporate additional ones, with or without notice, as circumstances or the good of the University community may require.