Re: Seeking feedback on IAAP certification roadmap

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??


On Tue, 8 Apr 2014, J. Albert Bowden wrote:

> Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 19:47:40 -0400
> From: J. Albert Bowden <>
> To: Paul Bohman <>
> Cc: W3C WAI ig <>
> Subject: Re: Seeking feedback on IAAP certification roadmap
> Resent-Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2014 23:48:09 +0000
> Resent-From:
> does it cost money to get certified?
> On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 1:15 PM, Paul Bohman <> 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:
>> 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:
>> Paul Bohman, PhD
>> Chair, IAAP Certification Committee
>> Director of Training
>> Deque Systems, Inc
>> 703-225-0380, ext.121
> --
> J. Albert Bowden II

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