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Re: Seeking feedback on IAAP certification roadmap

From: Paul Bohman <paul.bohman@deque.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 10:02:28 -0400
Message-ID: <CA+20umF6MAby6LErDm5q4J=1xrabiOTk8Ve4NH=U5NCwaxCoiw@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Hilbert Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Cc: "J. Albert Bowden" <jalbertbowden@gmail.com>, W3C WAI ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
David, tell me what you mean about this posing a problem for employment.
The intent is actually the opposite. Certification can open up new areas
for employment. But tell us what you're thinking here, so I know what your
concerns are.

Paul Bohman, PhD
Director of Training
Deque Systems, Inc
703-225-0380, ext.121

On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 3:07 AM, David Hilbert Poehlman <
poehlman1@comcast.net> wrote:

> I can see how this might pose problems for people getting employed in the
> accessibility field
> --
> Jonnie Appleseed
> with his
> Hands-On Technolog(eye)s
> touching the internet
> Reducing technologeyes' disabilities
> one byte at a time
> On Apr 8, 2014, at 19:55, Paul Bohman <paul.bohman@deque.com> wrote:
> Yes, as with nearly all professional certifications, a fee will be
> associated with IAAP certification, though the amount of the fee has not
> yet been set.
> The IAAP needs to financially support its own activities in order to
> ensure the long-term viability of the IAAP itself. And members of the IAAP
> are aware that certification costs need to be reasonable. We'll have to
> balance both of those needs when we set the price.
> Paul Bohman, PhD
> Director of Training
> Deque Systems, Inc
> www.deque.com
> 703-225-0380, ext.121
> On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 7:47 PM, J. Albert Bowden <jalbertbowden@gmail.com>wrote:
>> 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
>> --
>> J. Albert Bowden II
>> jalbertbowden@gmail.com
>> http://bowdenweb.com/
Received on Wednesday, 9 April 2014 14:03:17 UTC

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