"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.
Registration is now open!
Call for Proposals Open Now
We want your expertise! Complete our form to propose a training session that you want to lead during our 2020 Digital Accessibility conference.
A panel of ASCIT Members will select proposals by considering the following five criteria:
- Training provides skills, tools, and strategies to help creators further the accessibility of their content.
- Training strikes a balance between established and emerging techniques.
- Training promotes strategies that improve your organization's digital accessibility systems.
- Training furthers the theme of the conference.
- Training demonstrates best practices in accessible design.
The window to submit proposals closes July 14.