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RE: Seeking feedback on IAAP certification roadmap

From: Léonie Watson <lwatson@paciellogroup.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:02:46 +0100
To: "'Charles McCathie Nevile'" <chaals@yandex-team.ru>, "'Laura Carlson'" <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>, "'Paul Bohman'" <paul.bohman@deque.com>
Cc: "'w3c-wai-ig'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <009201cf5493$4350fae0$c9f2f0a0$@paciellogroup.com>
Chaals McCathie Nevile wrote:
While that is all true, many professional organisations recognise particular educational accreditation from the "university" sector as meeting the requirements for some certification of their own.

This model is used by the British Computer Society [1]. When applying to become a Chartered IT Professional, academic qualifications and experience in the field are both considered when a candidate is assessed for suitability.

The obvious benefit to this approach is that it recognises both qualification and experience. What makes it interesting in IT terms, is that it allows for the fact that people don't always start out in IT, but gravitate to it over time. That's possibly even more true of the people working in accessibility.

Léonie.

[1] http://www.bcs.org/category/10972




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Léonie Watson Senior Accessibility Engineer, TPG.
@LeonieWatson @PacielloGroup
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