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Re: Seeking feedback on IAAP certification roadmap

From: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:52:50 +0200
To: "Tony.Jasionowski@us.panasonic.com" <Tony.Jasionowski@us.panasonic.com>, "Jamie Rau" <jamie.rau@gmail.com>
Cc: "Paul Bohman" <paul.bohman@deque.com>, "Bob carroll" <accessys@smart.net>, "J. Albert Bowden" <jalbertbowden@gmail.com>, "W3C WAI ig" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.xd7taco3y3oazb@chaals.local>
On Sat, 12 Apr 2014 04:59:45 +0200, Jamie Rau <jamie.rau@gmail.com> wrote:

> Look to the UN CRPD and ITU for international standards, as well as some  
> of the international disability groups in accessibility for  
> understanding what shared needs that the certification course(s) could  
> assist with. I can help with that.

Links would be appreciated.

cheers

Chaals

> This message was sent via cell phone and may contain a spelling error or  
> two.
>
> On Apr 11, 2014, at 11:11 AM, Tony.Jasionowski@us.panasonic.com wrote:
>
>> Paul,
>> Good luck with your lofty goal of international certification.
>> 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:        Paul Bohman <paul.bohman@deque.com>
>> To:        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 09:32 AM
>> 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
>> <mime-attachment.jpg>
>> 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:        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
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> 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/
>>
>>
>>
>> <Jasionowski_Tony.vcf>


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