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Re: Seeking feedback on IAAP certification roadmap

From: David Hilbert Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:26:09 -0400
Cc: "Lastort Joanne L [Contractor]" <Joanne.L.Lastort@irs.gov>, Bob carroll <accessys@smart.net>, "J. Albert Bowden" <jalbertbowden@gmail.com>, Paul Bohman <paul.bohman@deque.com>, W3C WAI ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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To: "Tony.Jasionowski@us.panasonic.com" <Tony.Jasionowski@us.panasonic.com>
Perhaps then it is too broad to discuss on this list?


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On Apr 11, 2014, at 14:13, Tony.Jasionowski@us.panasonic.com wrote:

Joanne, 
WCAG only relates to web accessibility and not the many other aspects of accessibility, which I assume IAAP will address and/or certify. It seems the scope of IAAP is intended to be international and cover all aspects of accessibility, which is a real challenge. 
Tony 
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Tony Jasionowski 
Senior Group Manager Accessibility
Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company 
Two Riverfront Plaza, 9th Floor 
Newark, NJ 07102
Email: tony.jasionowski@us.panasonic.com 
Tel/Fax: 201-348-7777 

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From:        "Lastort Joanne L [Contractor]" <Joanne.L.Lastort@irs.gov> 
To:        Paul Bohman <paul.bohman@deque.com>, "Tony.Jasionowski@us.panasonic.com" <Tony.Jasionowski@us.panasonic.com>, 
Cc:        Bob carroll <accessys@smart.net>, "J. Albert Bowden" <jalbertbowden@gmail.com>, W3C WAI ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org> 
Date:        04/10/2014 09:37 AM 
Subject:        RE: Seeking feedback on IAAP certification roadmap 



Most countries are aligning themselves with WCAG 2.0 - even the US (at least partially). That should help, if you're going to use any kind of standard.

Thank you for your help,

Joanne Lastort
IT Specialist
508 Program Office (IRAP) 
240-613-4681 (new)
TOD: 8am-4:30pm Eastern
IRAP Web site: http://irap.web.irs.gov
Please send all correspondence to *508 (508@irs.gov)


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Bohman [mailto:paul.bohman@deque.com] 
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2014 9:32 AM
To: Tony.Jasionowski@us.panasonic.com
Cc: Bob carroll; J. Albert Bowden; W3C WAI ig
Subject: Re: Seeking feedback on IAAP certification roadmap

Tony,

I agree that localization of laws is complex, but IAAP is international, so we can't focus only on US laws.



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



On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 9:31 PM, <Tony.Jasionowski@us.panasonic.com> wrote:


                Folks, 
                There is a wide variation between ADA, CVAA and other international accessibility laws, which may not be harmonized. I suggest IAAP should focus onto the U.S., since it may be too difficult to encompass international certification. 
                Tony 
                
                Tony Jasionowski 
                Senior Group Manager Accessibility
                Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company 
                Two Riverfront Plaza, 9th Floor 
                Newark, NJ 07102
                Email: tony.jasionowski@us.panasonic.com 
                Tel/Fax: 201-348-7777 
                
                 
                
                
                
                
                From:        Paul Bohman <paul.bohman@deque.com>
                To:        accessys@smart.net, 
                Cc:        "J. Albert Bowden" <jalbertbowden@gmail.com>, W3C WAI ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org> 
                Date:        04/08/2014 08:05 PM 
                
                Subject:        Re: Seeking feedback on IAAP certification roadmap 
                
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                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 <http://www.deque.com/>
                703-225-0380, ext.121 <tel:703-225-0380%2C%20ext.121>  
                
                
                On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 7:55 PM, <accessys@smart.net <mailto: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 <mailto:jalbertbowden@gmail.com> >
                To: Paul Bohman <paul.bohman@deque.com <mailto:paul.bohman@deque.com> >
                Cc: W3C WAI ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org <mailto: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 <mailto: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 <mailto: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 <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 <mailto:CC@accessibilityassociation.org> 
                
                Paul Bohman, PhD
                Chair, IAAP Certification Committee
                Director of Training
                Deque Systems, Inc
                www.deque.com <http://www.deque.com/>
                703-225-0380, ext.121 <tel:703-225-0380%2C%20ext.121> 
                
                
                
                
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                jalbertbowden@gmail.com <mailto:jalbertbowden@gmail.com> 
                
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