Our Standards 

The South Carolina Business One Stop (SCBOS) is committed to providing a web presence that enables full public access to SCBOS information and services. As such, scbos.sc.gov complies with high accessibility standards to meet the needs of users with disabilities. 

Disabilities come in many forms, including but not limited to hearing impairment, visual impairment, and cognitive disorders. Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate all users who utilize standard-compliant web browsers, enabling software, or assistive devices. 

Accessible web design provides benefits to both those using assistive technology, as well as others. It provides benefit to users with text-based browsers, low-end processors, slow modem connections, or users who do not have state-of-the-art computer equipment. It also allows for easier access to the Internet via technologies such as Internet-enabled phones or personal digital assistants. 

Standard for Compliance 

We strive to ensure the accessibility of scbos.sc.gov for website visitors with special needs. SCBOS stays up to date on current practices and conducts testing throughout development of the website and when applying new technologies and advancements. SCBOS uses various testing tools, such as Wave and Total Validator, to verify that scbos.sc.gov is in compliance with Section 508. SCBOS has made great efforts to make sure that the pages of this website are accessible in accordance with South Carolina's official standards and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Furthermore, scbos.sc.gov has adopted the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. 

If you or someone you know is not able to access any content on this website due to a disability, please let us know. 

Contact Information 

If you use assistive technology and the format of any material on the SCBOS website interferes with your ability to access the information, please email scboshelp@scbos.sc.gov. In your message, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the requested material, the web address of the requested material, and your contact information so that SCBOS may best serve you. 

If you have any questions or concerns about the SCBOS Accessibility Policy, please email scboshelp@scbos.sc.gov

Each state agency and local government is responsible for its own compliance with accessibility standards; refer to an individual agency for more information about its compliance with accessibility standards. 

Offline Communication with SCBOS 

If you need to contact SCBOS via a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), dial 7-1-1 and ask the Relay South Carolina agent to call SCBOS at (803) 898-5690. Relay South Carolina provides telephone interpreting service between people who can hear and those who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, or speech-disabled. 

Accessibility Resources 

  • Access South Carolina IT: The Access South Carolina IT (ASCIT) Program is an accessibility community in South Carolina that specializes in providing trainings on improving the accessibility of digital products.. 
  • Section 508 Website: An excellent source for general information, standards, evaluation, events, and resources surrounding Section 508, which will impact electronic and information technology on the web. 
  • Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act: The content of this document directly relates to the Federal government and any public or private industry contracting with the Federal government. 
  • Enforcing ADA Compliance: The Department of Justice handles complaints and enforcement of Title II, Section 508. This law speaks directly to state governments, local governments, and all other public entities. This page provides a concise overview, abbreviated information on specific chapters that must comply with ADA standards, and information about the complaint and enforcement process. 
  • United States Department of Justice – Guide to Disability Laws: This guide provides an overview of Federal civil rights laws that ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities. 

The South Carolina Business One Stop (SCBOS) strives to make our website broadly accessible and is continuously working on improvements. If you have problems accessing this website or suggestions on how to improve the accessibility of this website, please email scboshelp@scbos.sc.gov.  

If you are having trouble viewing our website, your browser may be out of date. Your web browser is the primary method by which malware or malicious software is introduced to computers. Modern browsers have built-in protection capabilities, including Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. You can help prevent the delivery of malware to your computer by keeping your browser updated. 

In keeping with the security objectives of SCBOS, the following browsers are currently supported by our website: 

The key combination has been implemented as an alternate method of accessing Help on pages where Help is available. Pop-up blockers must be disabled for the SCBOS website to ensure the key combination functions properly.