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Re: Seeking feedback on IAAP certification roadmap

From: Paul Bohman <paul.bohman@deque.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 14:03:16 -0400
Message-ID: <CA+20umEkwsfzmPJ+QfKc9FdC_+m5k33pB0t1TB4cHg4PHae2Fg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Gregg Vanderheiden <gregg@raisingthefloor.org>
Cc: accessys <accessys@smart.net>, "J. Albert Bowden" <jalbertbowden@gmail.com>, IG - WAI Interest Group List list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Teaming up with RESNA is certainly a possibility. I don't know the
political waters there -- as to whether it would truly be mutually
beneficial for both RESNA and IAAP or not -- but I'll explore the
possibility with IAAP leadership.


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


On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 1:56 PM, Gregg Vanderheiden <
gregg@raisingthefloor.org> wrote:

> you might consider teaming up with RESNA.
>
> you could use their Certification Organization and processes etc (this is
> directly compatible with it)
>
> This could save you a lot of time effort and money perhaps and still be a
> revenue source for your organization.
>
> just a suggestion to explore
>
> gregg
>
> On Apr 9, 2014, at 8:54 AM, Paul Bohman <paul.bohman@deque.com> wrote:
>
> Thanks Gregg,
>
> I understand that certification requires a level of formality that exceeds
> our current organization. We are at the early stages in this process, and
> at this point we're mostly trying make sure we're pointed in a good
> direction. As our ideas coalesce, and as we get at least some level of
> consensus from the stakeholders, we'll take the steps to formalize the
> certification process.
>
>
> Paul Bohman, PhD
> Director of Training
> Deque Systems, Inc
> www.deque.com
> 703-225-0380, ext.121
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 1:57 AM, CAE-Vanderhe <gregg@raisingthefloor.org>wrote:
>
>> you should be sure to check all the certification regulations
>>
>> usually an organization cannot issue certifications.  When RESNA did this
>> - It had to set up an arms-length certification board.  Very expensive and
>> complicated.
>>
>> You might look into this to see what it is all about and if it applies
>> here or not.
>>
>> Gregg
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>  On Apr 8, 2014, at 7:03 PM, Paul Bohman <paul.bohman@deque.com> wrote:
>>
>> 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
>> 703-225-0380, ext.121
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 7:55 PM, <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>
>>>> To: Paul Bohman <paul.bohman@deque.com>
>>>> Cc: W3C WAI ig <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
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 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/
>>>>
>>>>
>>
>>
>
>
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