The activities of ASCIT began in 2000 when the South Carolina Access to Information Technology Project was established through a state, 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 2000, the work of ASCIT has continued in a more informal network of state agencies, education institutions, disability organizations, and members of the private sector. Many trainings have been offered through the years, some in conjunction with other state training initiatives. ASCIT developed the SC Web Testers Program, now administered by Able South Carolina.
In February 2017, ASCIT leaders signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Able South Carolina that solidified official collaboration between ASCIT and Able SC.
ASCIT Mission & Goals
We are focused on the accessibility of electronic and information technology in the state of South Carolina. We provide education, networking opportunities, and resources for agencies, education institutions, consumers, and other public/private entities.
We meet approximately once a month from 2:30pm to 4:30pm on the third Wednesday of the month. The meeting locations vary throughout the year. All meeting information, including information on how to attend remotely, is provided through the calendar invite. We are also getting in the habit of announcing our meetings on social media the day before a meeting is scheduled. If you are interested in attending any of these meetings or are wanting to become a member, let us know through our Contact Us page or call 800-681-6805 (TTY 803-779-0949).
2019 Meeting Schedule
- August 21
- September 18
- October 16
- November 27