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Re: Seeking feedback on IAAP certification roadmap

From: J. Albert Bowden <jalbertbowden@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 19:47:40 -0400
Message-ID: <CAPVQ3_evanUyrvdEK48ebcmQUvfATxavBF8UPgYEK5pFD1i84A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Paul Bohman <paul.bohman@deque.com>
Cc: W3C WAI ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
does it cost money to get certified?



On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 1:15 PM, Paul Bohman <paul.bohman@deque.com> wrote:

> Cross posted request for feedback:
>
> The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) needs
> your feedback on our roadmap for accessibility certification. Here is the
> roadmap as it stands now:
>
> http://www.accessibilityassociation.org/content.asp?contentid=163
>
> We are still in the early stages of designing the certification, so your
> feedback is most valuable now, before we commit to a certain path.
>
> Here are some questions to consider as you read the roadmap:
>
>    1. What do you think of the roadmap overall?
>    2. What would you do to improve our roadmap?
>    3. What do you think of the *levels* of certification outlined in the
>    roadmap?
>    4. Are there any broad *Knowledge Domains and Roles* that we have left
>    off that should be included?
>    5. Do you like our list of *Digital Accessibility* areas of
>    certification? Should we add to or subtract from this list? (For example,
>    one person commented that we should add gaming to the list.)
>    6. Do you like the idea of certifying for these areas separately, in a
>    modular approach as we have done? (See the section on *Referencing
>    IAAP Credentials* for an explanation of how this might work)
>    7. Do you like the 3 year period for certification? Would you make it
>    shorter (2 years) or longer (5 years)?
>    8. What kind of certification assessment would you create? Keep in
>    mind that it has to be a valid and meaningful test of the right kind of
>    competencies, it must be challenging enough that novices could not pass it
>    without first studying or gaining experience,  it must be scalable (not too
>    burdensome to administer or grade/score the assessment), and translatable
>    into other languages.
>    9. Once certification becomes available, do you think you would go
>    through the process to become certified? Why or why not?
>    10. What else should we consider as we move forward?
>
> To give feedback, you can reply directly to this email, or you can send an
> email to the certification committee: CC@accessibilityassociation.org
>
> Paul Bohman, PhD
> Chair, IAAP Certification Committee
> Director of Training
> Deque Systems, Inc
> www.deque.com
> 703-225-0380, ext.121
>



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