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Re: IAAP Certification begins March 22

From: Paul Bohman <paul.bohman@deque.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2016 12:45:17 -0500
Message-ID: <CA+20umH-MWUVnOdDceBiZcF70aGygOqEAyGGtsm-MuZLJs1TYA@mail.gmail.com>
To: W3C WAI ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
The online registration form for the first IAAP certification exam (March
22 in San Diego) is now available:

For those who cannot make that date or location, the exam will be available
to a wider audience starting in May. The exam will be available
internationally, and can be taken in testing centers or with a proctor in a
location convenient to the test-taker. Email
info@accessibilityassociation.org to make arrangements to take the exam,
either individually or with a group (for example, with co-workers).

   - General info about IAAP Certification:
   - Topics covered on the CPACC exam:
   - Frequently-asked questions about the CPACC credential:

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

On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 6:25 PM, Paul Bohman <paul.bohman@deque.com> wrote:

> Cross-posted announcement:
> The first opportunity to become IAAP-certified with the credential
> "Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies" will be in San
> Diego on Tuesday, March 22 at 1:00. Here are the details:
>    - *Date:* March 22
>    - *Time:* 1:00-3:00 (you may finish early)
>    - *Location:* Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina (next to the Hyatt
>    hotel where the CSUN conference is being held)
>    - *Discount Price!* The IAAP is offering a $100 discount rate of $225
>    for members and $325 for nonmembers, only for this first exam session.
>    Future exam sessions will be at the regular price.
>    - *Sign up:* The IAAP will publish an online signup form. In the
>    meantime, you can pre-register by sending an email to
>    info@accessibilityassociation.org
> The date and location coincide with the CSUN conference, but IAAP
> certification is not affiliated with the conference. For those who cannot
> make it to this exam session, there will be other opportunities, and the
> test can be administered locally around the world through a testing center
> or test proctor at a site convenient to you. If you are interested in a
> local test session (available starting May 2, 2016), contact
> info@accessibilityassociation.org to arrange the details.
> *About the CPACC credential:*
> The certification exam covers broad concepts about disabilities and
> accessibility relevant to anyone working in an accessibility-related field,
> whether technical or not. The CPACC is a foundational credential, designed
> to ensure that accessibility professionals have a common vocabulary and
> understanding of essential challenges and principles of accessible design.
> The exam draws on wisdom from both the digital and non-digital realms of
> accessibility, to encourage cross-disciplinary thinking to common
> accessibility problems. For general information about IAAP certification,
> see http://www.accessibilityassociation.org/content.asp?contentid=328
> The three broad topics in the exam are:
>    1. Disabilities, Challenges, and Assistive Technologies
>    2. Accessibility and Universal Design
>    3. Declarations, Standards, Laws, Standards, and Management Strategies
> For more details on the topics, see
> http://www.accessibilityassociation.org/content.asp?admin=Y&contentid=340
> Note: The IAAP also intends to release a future credential in the
> digital/web accessibility realm with a more technical focus. Details about
> that credential will be published as they become available. Even people who
> are interested in the more technical credential should start with the CPACC
> credential, because the intent is for future credentials to build on the
> CPACC credential, not substitute for it.
> *Preparing for the CPACC Certification Exam*
> You will want to review the exam topics and study before the exam. The
> IAAP will soon publish a "Body of Knowledge" document with more details
> about the topics on the exam, and the IAAP will publish a list of providers
> of certification preparation courses and materials.
> *Questions?*
> As Chair of the IAAP Certification Committee, I am happy to answer any
> questions that you may have. This is an exciting development in the
> accessibility field that will help raise the profession to the next level,
> and will help to raise the profile of the profession in the eyes employers
> who seek accessibility talent.
> Paul Bohman, PhD
> Director of Training, Deque Systems, Inc
> 703-225-0380, ext.121
> https://DequeUniversity.com
Received on Monday, 15 February 2016 17:46:06 UTC

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