South Carolina Assistive Technology Expo 2009

This year the South Carolina Assistive Technology Expo 2009 was held on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, South Carolina.

This year ATAC's IT and Web Accessibility Conference was not held in conjunction with the AT Expo. However, there was a special track of Expo sessions focused on Web accessibility:

9:30 - 10:30 am
The Real World: Demonstrations of how assistive technology is used to access web pages, and common barriers experienced by users. Facilitated by Janet Jendron: Demonstrations by Clay Jeffcoat (JAWS), Sam Creech (Headmouse and Augmentative Communication), Grace Strother (ZoomText). Jonathan Cruce, SCVR (Technical Support and Challenges)

11:30 - 12:30 am
Ideas to Layout: Beginning web layout using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Basic ideas, practices, tools and resources for designing a tableless web site using CSS. How CSS affects a site's accessibility and usability. CB Averitt, Florence-Darlington Technical College

2:00 - 3:00 pm
Basics of Web Accessibility and Usability: What makes web pages inaccessible to people who use assistive technology due to disabilities or age-related limitations? Tools for designing accessible and usable web sites. Wendy Mullin, USC, Cheryl Kirkpatrick, Midlands Technical College

The Expo is free or charge and open to everyone. There is no pre-registration necessary.

A date will soon be announced for the annual Web Accessibility Conference. If you'd like to help with this conference, please contact Janet Jendron at jjendron@usit.net.