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About Web Accessibility

Southern State is committed to providing exceptional learning opportunities to all students, including those with disabilities. Faculty are required by law to make their online course content accessible to all students. Here you will find resources on how to make your course content web accessible.

Adhering to Web Accessibility Guidelines while developing your online course content will benefit all students including those with visual, hearing, mobility and learning disabilities.

Definition of Accessibility

"Accessible" means a person with a disability is afforded the opportunity to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as a person without a disability in an equally effective and equally integrated manner, with substantially equivalent ease of use. The person with a disability must be able to obtain the information as fully, equally and independently as a person without a disability.

Although this might not result in identical ease of use compared to that of persons without disabilities, it still must ensure equal opportunity to the educational benefits and opportunities afforded by the technology and equal treatment in the use of such technology. (Office of Civil Rights in the Resolution agreement with South Carolina Technical College System, 2/18/13)

Web Accessibility Guidelines

Use this list to check for accessible materials within your Canvas courses to ensure they are accessible.