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About ASCIT

ASCIT History

The activities of ASCIT began when the South Carolina Access to Information Technology Project was established through a proviso in South Carolina's Appropriations Bill in 2000, as a result of a request to state legislators from the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina who needed assistance in getting the Employment Security Commission to provide accessible computers for people who are blind.

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

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.

ASCIT is here to help any organization through:

Training:  ASCIT provides direct training and acts as a clearinghouse for other training opportunities that come available online.

Consulting:  ASCIT coordinates a network of web-testers ready to access the accessibility and usability of your online content and offer technical insights on how to increase access.

Advocating:  ASCIT partners collaborate to further accessibility in South Carolina by developing materials that help others design universally accessible websites.

Meetings

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 wish to attend 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).

2020 Meeting Schedule

  • February 26
  • March 18
  • April 15
  • May 20
  • June 17
  • July 15
  • August 26
  • September 16
  • October 28
  • November 18
  • January 27, 2021

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