Compliance, Standards and the Law
At the Medical University of South Carolina we are creating an inclusive experience for the lives we touch. We are committed to meeting standards and requirements according to state and federal law.
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is federal legislation designed to protect the civil rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive federal funds. Section 504 states that "no otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States . . . shall solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
More information regarding the Rehabilitation Act follows.
The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA) is a civil rights law that was originally passed by Congress in 1990 as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination in the workplace, school and other settings. As amended the ADAAA requires all peoples with disabilities, as members of the public who are seeking information, have access and use of information and date that is comparable to that provided to all persons without disabilities.
MUSC Relevant Policy and Guidelines
Standards and Guidelines
What is WCAG 2.1
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) provides and/ creates:
- An approved global standards/guidelines intended for web content developers (e.g., page authors, site designers); web authoring tool developers, web accessibility evaluation tool developers.
- A unified approach to digital (web)
For more information visit WCAG Guidelines Overview
The Medical University of South Carolina is proactively seeking the most effective best-practices related to accessibility law and design. Higher education institution lawsuit settlements commonly reference at least one of the following design standards.