IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC)
My Blind Spot is proud to be a sponsor of the exam being conducted at the 2017 CSUN Conference in San Diego. The IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) credential is IAAP's foundational certification, representing broad, cross-disciplinary conceptual knowledge about
2) accessibility and universal design, and
3) accessibility-related standards, laws, and management strategies.
The CPACC is the ideal credential for those who manage and support accessibility, but who may not personally design, implement, or evaluate the technical details of accessible solutions. For those who do work at the technical level, IAAP will be working to create domain-specific credentials.
Goals of the Certification Program
The IAAP certification program aspires to the following goals for accessibility certification:
- To define what accessibility professionals are expected to know.
- To increase the quality and consistency of the work performed by accessibility professionals.
- To provide accessibility professionals with a credential as evidence of their commitment to the accessibility field, and of their competence within the field.
- To provide employers, the accessibility community and the public with a metric to measure and assess the accessibility competence of current and/or prospective employees.
- To provide colleges, universities, and vocational programs with clear educational outcomes and a curriculum outline for teaching accessibility.
- To strengthen the community of practice among accessibility professionals.