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IAAP Certification begins March 22

From: Paul Bohman <paul.bohman@deque.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2016 18:25:44 -0500
Message-ID: <CA+20umFrti--73QS20rcOiEi6WC=Ag-O3YY4tvTY917Eb1UwfA@mail.gmail.com>
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Cross-posted announcement:

The first opportunity to become IAAP-certified with the credential
"Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies" will be in San
Diego on Tuesday, March 22 at 1:00. Here are the details:

   - *Date:* March 22
   - *Time:* 1:00-3:00 (you may finish early)
   - *Location:* Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina (next to the Hyatt hotel
   where the CSUN conference is being held)
   - *Discount Price!* The IAAP is offering a $100 discount rate of $225
   for members and $325 for nonmembers, only for this first exam session.
   Future exam sessions will be at the regular price.
   - *Sign up:* The IAAP will publish an online signup form. In the
   meantime, you can pre-register by sending an email to
   info@accessibilityassociation.org

The date and location coincide with the CSUN conference, but IAAP
certification is not affiliated with the conference. For those who cannot
make it to this exam session, there will be other opportunities, and the
test can be administered locally around the world through a testing center
or test proctor at a site convenient to you. If you are interested in a
local test session (available starting May 2, 2016), contact
info@accessibilityassociation.org to arrange the details.
*About the CPACC credential:*

The certification exam covers broad concepts about disabilities and
accessibility relevant to anyone working in an accessibility-related field,
whether technical or not. The CPACC is a foundational credential, designed
to ensure that accessibility professionals have a common vocabulary and
understanding of essential challenges and principles of accessible design.
The exam draws on wisdom from both the digital and non-digital realms of
accessibility, to encourage cross-disciplinary thinking to common
accessibility problems. For general information about IAAP certification,
see http://www.accessibilityassociation.org/content.asp?contentid=328

The three broad topics in the exam are:

   1. Disabilities, Challenges, and Assistive Technologies
   2. Accessibility and Universal Design
   3. Declarations, Standards, Laws, Standards, and Management Strategies

For more details on the topics, see
http://www.accessibilityassociation.org/content.asp?admin=Y&contentid=340

Note: The IAAP also intends to release a future credential in the
digital/web accessibility realm with a more technical focus. Details about
that credential will be published as they become available. Even people who
are interested in the more technical credential should start with the CPACC
credential, because the intent is for future credentials to build on the
CPACC credential, not substitute for it.

*Preparing for the CPACC Certification Exam*

You will want to review the exam topics and study before the exam. The IAAP
will soon publish a "Body of Knowledge" document with more details about
the topics on the exam, and the IAAP will publish a list of providers of
certification preparation courses and materials.

*Questions?*

As Chair of the IAAP Certification Committee, I am happy to answer any
questions that you may have. This is an exciting development in the
accessibility field that will help raise the profession to the next level,
and will help to raise the profile of the profession in the eyes employers
who seek accessibility talent.
Paul Bohman, PhD
Director of Training, Deque Systems, Inc
703-225-0380, ext.121
https://DequeUniversity.com
Received on Monday, 8 February 2016 23:26:39 UTC

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