South Carolina Department of Mental Health



The Department of Mental Health appreciates that many visitors to our Web site are concerned about accessibility to digital government. Currently, DMH makes every effort to adhere to 508 requirements as set forth by the W3C Accessibility Initiative.

Web and W3C Standards:

SCDMH strives to meet W3C Recommendations and other web industry standards, specifically conforming to XHTML 1.0, CSS Level 2, and Section 508.

The following features may be helpful to you...

Access Keys

Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. On Windows, you can press ALT + an access key; on Macintosh, you can press Control + an access key.

Pages on this site define the following access keys:

Access key 1 – Home page
Access key 2 – Skip Navigation
Access key 3 – Contact SCDMH
Access key 4 – FAQ
Access key 5 – News
Access key 6 – Services
Access key 7 – Search
Access key 8 – Site Map
Access key 9 – Notice of Privacy Practices

Large Fonts

Text on our web site can easily be increased to almost twice its normal size. If you are using Internet Explorer 5 or 6, try it out:

Open Internet Explorer's "View" menu (or press Alt + V)
Select "Text Size" (press X)
Select "Largest" (press G)
(Turn Large Fonts off by doing the same but selecting "Medium" or pressing M.)

High Contrast

The DMH web site automatically works with Windows' "High Contrast" mode. If your computer is already set for High Contrast mode, activate it by pressing:

(Left) Alt + (Left) Shift + Print Screen
(Turn High Contrast off by pressing the same keys again.)

Otherwise, see Microsoft's Step by Step Tutorials for instructions on how to turn High Contrast mode on.


If you are uncomfortable with the mouse, you can operate the DMH web site using just the keyboard:

Press the Tab key to move from link to link (or Shift + Tab to move backwards).
Press the Enter key to activate a link.
Use Alt + Left Arrow to go back a page.