We are hosting a conference September 13th! See our Conference Details Page.
Welcome to the new home of the ASCIT Program website!
We are still redecorating and rebuilding the events section of the website, but everything else should be available in roughly the same place as the old website. We thank you for your patience while we finish moving.
Learn More About Why We Moved Our Website.
Helping Make Information Accessible
According to the CDC, as much as 25% of the population (1 in 4 people) have a disability. In 2018, that would equate to approximately 1,271,000 South Carolinians that live with varying degrees of permanent or temporary vision, hearing, mobility, and/or cognitive impairments. That is enough people to fill the University of South Carolina’s football stadium approximately 15.84 times. In a growing and aging population, this number is only expected to rise.
That said, the internet and other digital technology have significantly leveled the ability playing field. Learning, work, play, and shopping opportunities are available to many more audiences than before due to these innovations. However, even in the digital world, it is possible to twist, neglect, break, and add to the old rules of digital design in such a way that the end products can no longer be used by people with disabilities. This in effect, makes the owners of these products guilty of discrimination. If not addressed, such discrimination can lead to a lawsuit, depending on the product’s intended purpose.
Access South Carolina Information Technology (ASCIT) Program, with support from Able South Carolina, wants to help everyone avoid such discrimination. We are comprised of members with and without disabilities who represent various agencies, fields, and regions of the state. Together, we provide education, resources, and technical assistance in order to create greater opportunities for independence. As part of this, we aim to empower individuals with disabilities and promote inclusive communities.
We are in the process of adding more content and engagement opportunities to our site, but if you are interested in either becoming an ASCIT Program member or getting more personalized support be sure to tell us through our Contact Us form.
The ASCIT Program is an accessibility community in South Carolina that specializes in providing trainings on improving the accessibility of digital products.
Get in Touch
Contact us to learn how you can take advantage of our services or to become an ASCIT member.
2022 Meeting Schedule
- February 16
- March 16
- April 20
- May 18
- August 31
- September 21
- October 19
- November 16
- January 25 (Annual Meeting)