We've changed our name! Formerly the SC Assistive Technology Advisory Committee (ATAC), we're now Access South Carolina Information Technology (ASCIT). We think this better reflects our main goals and mission, which are focused on the accessibility of electronic and information technology in South Carolina. While our focus is in state government, we welcome other organizations and companies. ASCIT provides a unique opportunity to network with people and learn from others' experience and expertise.
ASCIT has its origins in a 2000 Budget Proviso, PSC: Technology Access for the Functionally Impaired) as a result of a request to state legislators from the SC Federation for the Blind who needed assistance in getting the Employment Security Commission to provide accessible computers for people who are blind. It was approved in the 2000 Appropriations Bill.
Since that time, ASCIT has evolved into a network of state agencies and many others with a commitment to accessibility of information technology in South Carolina. We meet monthly (in person, via webinar and telephone conference). Our mission is to provide statewide leadership in providing education, developing accessible resources, and sustaining initiatives related to electronic and information technology accessibility for South Carolinians. We're a unique group of people with a shared passion for improving information access for all South Carolinians.