Accessibility at USC

Accessibility requires a community approach where departments and individuals are critical partners in working towards the equitable inclusion of all members of the USC community. Guided by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA and ADA-AA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and California state laws, USC strives to provide equitable access to all programs and services for our students, employees, and guests.

Working towards a culture of accessibility

USC proactively seeks to create an accessible campus with inclusive events, programs, and facilities. The Office of Institutional Accessibility (OIA) helps to resolve disability-related concerns through:

  • Effective oversight of the interactive process between the university and individuals with disabilities seeking program modifications 
  • Training for members of the USC community  
  • Oversight of policies and practices that impact individuals with disabilities 
  • USC’s primary source for answers about accessibility issues

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Digital accessibility

Learn best practices for developing accessible websites, videos, and other digital materials.

Event accessibility

Creating accessible events is a shared responsibility. Learn more about how to plan your event with accessibility in mind.

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Campus accessibility

Whether you are a prospective student, alumni, or visitor to our campus, USC is committed to the equitable and full inclusion of diverse learners into every aspect of campus life.

Request a consultation

The Office of Institutional Accessibility collaborates with campus partners to provide education and outreach throughout campus. We would be happy to work with you to design a training to meet your needs or provide a consultation.