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Office of Access Compliance and Education

Americans with Disabilities

Clemson University is committed to providing a positive working and learning environment that fosters respect and equitable treatment. Our policy is not to discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities regarding application procedures, hiring, advancement, discharge, compensation, training or other conditions and privileges of employment.

As part of our commitment, we established this website as a resource to assist faculty, staff, supervisors, students and visitors with their disability-related questions or concerns.

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Accessibility Portal

Clemson University's Accessibility Web Portal is the centralized accessibility resource for Clemson students, employees, and visitors.

Lactation Network

Clemson University promotes a family-friendly work and study environment for mothers and their infants.


Aira, a 24/7 visual interpreter service for Clemson University, connects blind and low-vision users with live Visual Interpreters through a free app.


Every year Clemson University celebrates NDEAM by providing opportunities for the community to engage with and learn from professionals with disabilities as well as other accessibility advocates.

ADA Fact Sheet

A physical or mental impairment substantially limits one or more major life activities, a record of such an impairment, or being regarded as having an impairment.

Essential Job Functions: 
Fundamental job responsibilities are a primary task of why the position exists.

An accommodation that constitutes an undue financial and administrative burden on the University or requires a fundamental alteration in the nature of the program.

Major life activity: 
A key function of life is caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, working and major bodily functions.

Qualified Individual with a Disability: 
A “qualified” individual with a disability is one who satisfies the requisite skill, experience, education and other job-related requirements of the position and can perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Reasonable Accommodation: 
A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job, an employment practice or the work environment that makes it possible for a qualified individual with a disability to enjoy equal employment opportunities.

Contact for More Information

Office of Access Compliance and Education
University ADA Coordinator
223 Brackett Hall
Box 345404
Clemson, SC 29634-5404

Alesia Smith, MS
Assistant Vice President for Equity Compliance/Title IX Coordinator

Priscilla R. Harrison
Director of ADA Services and Compliance and ADA Coordinator

L. Jerry Knighton, Jr.
Associate Vice President and EEO Officer
Executive Director of Procurement Inclusion

For students, contact:

Student Accessibility Services
Margaret Camp
Director of Student Accessibility Services
Class of ’56 Academic Success Center Building
836 McMillan Road, Suite 239
Clemson, South Carolina 29634-4060