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Seeking feedback on IAAP certification roadmap

From: Paul Bohman <paul.bohman@deque.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 13:15:30 -0400
Message-ID: <CA+20umF1RKf9XaqiLF3r4JuHZ+CZh1L5ddgEkqzN01X+ZxuAng@mail.gmail.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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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