ASCIT Program History
The activities of ASCIT Program 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 Program 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 Program developed the SC Web Testers Program, now administered by Able South Carolina.
In February 2017, ASCIT Program leaders signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Able South Carolina that solidified official collaboration between ASCIT Program and Able SC.
ASCIT Program Mission
The ASCIT Program coordinates professional development opportunities related to digital accessibility led by our community of digital accessibility specialists.
ASCIT Program Vision
The ASCIT Program empowers South Carolina to be a leader on the frontier of digital accessibility and inclusivity.
ASCIT Program is here to help any organization through:
Training: ASCIT Program provides direct training and acts as a clearinghouse for other training opportunities that come available online.
Consulting: ASCIT Program 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 Program partners collaborate to further accessibility in South Carolina by developing materials that help others design universally accessible websites.
We meet once a month from 2:30pm to 4:30pm on the third Wednesday of the month. All meeting information, including information on how to attend remotely, is provided through the calendar invite. If you wish to become a member, let us know through our Contact Us page or call 800-681-6805 (TTY 803-779-0949).
2022 Meeting Schedule
- February 16
- March 16
- April 20
- May 18
- August 31
- September 21
- October 19
- November 16
- January 25, 2023 (Annual Meeting)
“We have completed accessibility assessments and training with Able South Carolina, and there are few organizations that are more upbeat, helpful and cooperative.”
– CITY OF COLUMBIA
“Working with Able South Carolina has been a great experience for our organization. We have found a true partner that is willing to train, explain, and think outside of the box.”
– SC DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES