Working to ensure access for all…
The Arts Commission, in accordance with 504 regulations, provides support through grants and staff assistance for awareness, training, and other needs to artists and arts organizations for developing architectural, programmatic, and attitudinal accessibility for persons with disabilities.
Through website accessibility
The South Carolina Arts Commission is committed to providing information to all constituents. If you are having difficulty accessing material on this site due to a disability, please contact the coordinator for accessibility.
To help South Carolina organizations make arts programs and existing facilities accessible to persons with disabilities, the SCAC offers the S.C. Arts Commission Accessibility Grant.
Through staff assistance
For assistance and information, please contact Accessibility Coordinator Amanda Noyes (803.734.8675 | firstname.lastname@example.org).
S.C. Arts Commission ADA Grievance Policy and accommodations assistance
It is the policy of the SCAC that no qualified individual shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of services from:
- Programs, or activities provided by SCAC
- Programs, or activities provided by organizations funded through SCAC
Any person with a disability, qualified under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or their designated representative may file a grievance if they believe a violation relating to the ADA or the 1973 Rehabilitation Act has occurred. The grievance should be filed within thirty (30) days of the alleged violation if possible.
Filing a grievance
To file an ADA grievance, please contact SCAC Accessibility Coordinator Amanda Noyes (email@example.com | 803.734.8675) with the following information:
- Description of the incident
- Date and time of occurrence
- Nature of the alleged violation
- Other specific information related to the incident
The SCAC’s Equity and Access Committee will review the grievance within 30 days of submission to determine appropriate next steps. The committee will provide a written response that will explain the position of SCAC and offer options for resolution of the complaint.
For disability accommodations (e.g., sign language interpreters, alternative formats) for an SCAC hosted or funded event, please contact the event organizer as soon as possible. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs. If you have questions about accommodations in general please contact SCAC Accessibility Coordinator Amanda Noyes (firstname.lastname@example.org | 803.734.8675).
External accessibility resource library
Last updated 17 June 2022 at 11:59 ET.
Arts Access South Carolina is a nonprofit organization that provides children, youth and adults with disabilities quality arts experiences.
Introduction and overview of ADA and accessibility
- ADA overview
- (NEA) Laws and compliance standards
- Disability sensitivity training video (A D.C. government training video with tips on interacting with people with disabilities)
- Universal Design Principles
- Downloadable disability access symbols
- (NEA) Brief accessibility checklist for programs
- National arts and disability resources
Website and virtual event accessibility
- Guide on website accessibility
- Basic online content accessibility
- Assuring virtual events are accessible
- Accessibility checklist for virtual events
Resources for American Sign Language (ASL) and captioning services
- Agencies that can provide ASL
- Agencies that can provide CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) and captioning
Marketing and social media resources
- (NASAA) Inclusive language – Ability section
- Accessible writing
- Social media best practices
- Making your social more accessible
- Accessible marketing guides
- Tools for checking accessibility
- Accessible design – color checker