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Re: Seeking feedback on IAAP certification roadmap

From: Paul Bohman <paul.bohman@deque.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:31:51 -0400
Message-ID: <CA+20umGGO2ev-nxgaTmH41XU4jEeuB912hiVg_9hdKecWGYhyg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Tony.Jasionowski@us.panasonic.com
Cc: Bob carroll <accessys@smart.net>, "J. Albert Bowden" <jalbertbowden@gmail.com>, W3C WAI ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Tony,

I agree that localization of laws is complex, but IAAP is international, so
we can't focus only on US laws.


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


On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 9:31 PM, <Tony.Jasionowski@us.panasonic.com> wrote:

> Folks,
> There is a wide variation between ADA, CVAA and other international
> accessibility laws, which may not be harmonized. I suggest IAAP should
> focus onto the U.S., since it may be too difficult to encompass
> international certification.
> Tony
>
> Tony Jasionowski
> Senior Group Manager Accessibility
> Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
> Two Riverfront Plaza, 9th Floor
> Newark, NJ 07102
> Email: tony.jasionowski@us.panasonic.com
> Tel/Fax: 201-348-7777
>
>
>
>
>
>
> From:        Paul Bohman <paul.bohman@deque.com>
> To:        accessys@smart.net,
> Cc:        "J. Albert Bowden" <jalbertbowden@gmail.com>, W3C WAI ig <
> w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Date:        04/08/2014 08:05 PM
> Subject:        Re: Seeking feedback on IAAP certification roadmap
> ------------------------------
>
>
>
> IAAP certification is not specific to any law, such as the ADA. It is for
> accessibility professionals in a variety of accessibility disciplines.
> Similarly, the IAAP is an international organization, not just for American
> laws.
>
> It's also important to separate the concept of courses from certification.
> The IAAP will offer a variety of educational resources and opportunities
> which can impart the kind of knowledge necessary to pass certification, but
> the certification itself is an assessment; a test. The idea behind
> certification is to show that the individual has met a certain level of
> expertise in the field, according to industry-accepted competencies.
>
>
> Paul Bohman, PhD
> Director of Training
> Deque Systems, Inc
> *www.deque.com* <http://www.deque.com/>
> 703-225-0380, ext.121
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 7:55 PM, <*accessys@smart.net* <accessys@smart.net>>
> wrote:
>
> when I took the DoJ training back in 1992 they made it very clear that
> there was going to be no accepted "Certification" for ADA, so wonder how
> this sits with the DoJ position or has it changed???
>
> and how will it relate to DoJ training courses??
>
> Bob
>
> On Tue, 8 Apr 2014, J. Albert Bowden wrote:
>
> Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 19:47:40 -0400
> From: J. Albert Bowden <*jalbertbowden@gmail.com*<jalbertbowden@gmail.com>
> >
> To: Paul Bohman <*paul.bohman@deque.com* <paul.bohman@deque.com>>
> Cc: W3C WAI ig <*w3c-wai-ig@w3.org* <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>>
> Subject: Re: Seeking feedback on IAAP certification roadmap
> Resent-Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2014 23:48:09 +0000
> Resent-From: *w3c-wai-ig@w3.org* <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*<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*<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*<CC@accessibilityassociation.org>
>
> Paul Bohman, PhD
> Chair, IAAP Certification Committee
> Director of Training
> Deque Systems, Inc
> *www.deque.com* <http://www.deque.com/>
> *703-225-0380, ext.121* <703-225-0380%2C%20ext.121>
>
>
>
>
> --
> J. Albert Bowden II
>
> *jalbertbowden@gmail.com* <jalbertbowden@gmail.com>
>
> *http://bowdenweb.com/* <http://bowdenweb.com/>
>
>
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