"Accessibility: The New Normal" August 4th Virtual Conference
This is the year to sharpen your inclusive design skills and share the importance of digital accessibility with others.
The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has moved much of our face-to-face and collaborative interactions to the digital world. Because of this, it is becoming more and more apparent that equal access to goods, services, and the ability to engage with others doesn't fully exist yet in the digital world. Put another way, as many as 1.2 million South Carolinians (about 16 University of South Carolina football stadiums) with disabilities may find it difficult or impossible to buy your goods, read your blogs, watch your videos, purchase your services, as well as use your interfaces to create and share. If living online is to be the new normal for a while, let's make sure that accessibility is a part of that new normal.
To learn how you can begin integrating accessibility in your design processes, participate in Access South Carolina Information Technology's (ASCIT) first annual conference on Digital Accessibility. This inaugural event will be 100% online due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19.
Together, let's ramp up accessibility!
Our leadership is excited to produce this full day conference that shares skills, tools, and strategies for participants to use to make their digital content more accessible. Sessions will include breakouts on accessible design, a panel discussion, and a keynote to help drive home the importance of digital accessibility.
Thanks to all who attended!
See the table below for the Agenda or view this PDF for the Agenda and Session Details.
|Time||Session||Main Room||Break Out Room|
|9:35 am||Open||Opening Plenary||None|
|10:00 am||Breakout||Universal Design for Learning:
|Effective Accessible Communication:
|11:00 am||Breakout||Building Accessible Word and PowerPoint Documents:
Lydia Freeman Hutto
|Basics & Background - Testing Digital Accessibility:
|11:50 am||Lunch break||Lunch Break||None|
|12:15 pm||Lunch Panel||Lunch with Panel of Assistive Technology Users:
David Jones and
|1:00 pm||Breakout||Accessibility Features in Virtual Platforms:
|Accessible Social Media:
|2:00 pm||Breakout||Writing Readable Content:
|Procuring an Accessibility Procurement Process:
David Dawson and
|3:00 pm||Panel||Accessible Virtual Programming As The Only Programming Plenary Panel:
Dr. Clayton Copeland, Ph.D.
|3:50 pm||Send Off||Send Off||None|