IAAP Committees

The board has created the following committees, which are made up of professionals who are also committed to the success of IAAP.

Marketing and Communications Committee
Certification Committees
Nominations Committee
Individual Professional Development Committee
Organizational Development Committee
IAAP Accessibility Task Force


Marketing and Communications Committee

The mission of this committee is to work with IAAP Marketing team to promote IAAP programs and benefits to current and potential members across all sectors.

Marketing and Communications Committee Members:  marcom@accessibilityassociation.org

  • Ty D’Amore (Chair)
  • Pina D’Intino
  • Kevin Hower
  • Chris Law
  • Rachel Paul
  • Rob Sinclair
  • Sharon Spencer
  • Mark Walker

Certification Committees

We have created two committees to play a key role in the Certification process:

Certification Committee

The Certification Committee shall be responsible for overseeing the IAAP certification program, policies and activities and for monitoring compliance with all applicable regulations and accreditation requirements.

Certification Committee Members:

  • Nicole Bergstrom
  • Sheri Byrne-Haber
  • Jay Cardinali
  • Suman Damera
  • Eric Hind
  • JoAnne Juett
  • Susanna Laurin
  • Nigel Lewis
  • David MacDonald
  • Ken Nakata
  • Laura Renfro
  • Valorie Sundby
  • Christian Vinten-Johansen

Competencies Development and Recommendation (CDR) Committee

The CDR Committee shall oversee the creation of IAAP’s materials to support IAAP’s Certification including the development of the Body of Knowledge (BOK) needed for each Certification exam.  The BOK document outlines the knowledge and skills expected of candidates seeking to obtain the Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) credential or the Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) credential.  Sub-groups within this committee will be formed for each exam area (CPACC, WAS, other) to assist in the BOK, exam question writing, and exam review.

CDR Committee Members:

  • Mary Albert
  • CB Averitt
  • Michelle Baldwin
  • David Berman
  • Paul Bohman
  • Sheri Byrne-Haber
  • Sambhavi Chandrashekar
  • Siddhant Chothe
  • Elizabeth Crutchfield
  • Jennie Delisi
  • Pina D'Intino
  • Katie Haritos-Shea
  • Lydia Harkey
  • Allen Hoffman
  • Joseph Karschnik
  • Stephen Marositz
  • Rosemary Musachio
  • Ron Rateau
  • Paul Rayius
  • Laura Renfro
  • Damian Sian
  • Glenda Sims
  • Amita Singh
  • Stacy Straczynski
  • Valorie Sundby
  • Dawn Watkins
  • Kimberly Wee
  • Gottfried Zimmermann

Nominations Committee

Determine slate of candidates for IAAP Global Leadership Council annual election.

  • Review applications for IAAP's Global Leadership Council
  • Interview candidates for Global Leadership Council
  • Vet candidates for Global Leadership Council slate

Individual Professional Development Committee

Develop and implement professional development framework for individuals working in accessibility.

  • Determine educational content for IAAP's webinar program
  • Discuss core competencies currently being developed across specific domains

Individual Professional Development Committee Members:  ipdc@accessibilityassociation.org

  • Aaron Bangor
  • Alastair Campbell
  • Jay Cardinali
  • Helen Chamberlain
  • Pina D’Intino
  • Jon Gunderson
  • Katie Haritos-Shea
  • Chris Law
  • Christian Vinten Johansen
  • Chris O’Brien
  • Kathy Wahlbin (Chair)

Content Committee:

The Content Committee is a subset of the Individual Professional Development Committee  and assist in the selection of the topics for the IAAP Tracks at the M-Enabling Summit.

Content Committee Members: 

  • Jon Avila
  • Aaron Bangor
  • Jay Cardinali  
  • Helen Chamberlain
  • Pina D'Intino
  • Jon Gunderson
  • Katie Haritos-Shea
  • Rachel Paul
  • Glenda Sims
  • Sharon Spencer
  • Kathy Wahlbin  

Organizational Development Committee

Develop resources and programs for organizations, corporations, and government entities to grow accessibility strategy.

  • Share best practices and discuss business case for accessibility
  • Gather, create, and vet documents to curate a resource library housed on IAAP's website

Organizational Development Committee Members: odc@accessibilityassociation.org

  • Pina D’Intino 
  • Curt Holst
  • Elianna James
  • Chris Law (Chair)
  • Chris O’Brien
  • Albert Rizzi
  • Julie Romanowski
  • Rob Sinclair
  • Paul Smyth 

IAAP Accessibility Task Force

IAAP is committed to ensuring that all services and products provided through our membership meet the highest level of accessibility. To ensure accessibility compliance, the IAAP leadership has designated an internal Accessibility Task Force.

The charge of the Task Force is to ensure that
 accessibility is taken into account in every aspect of the organization, including, but not limited to, procurement, development, certification, education, training, and communication/marketing.  The Accessibility Task Force addresses best practices in accordance with international standards.

Task Force activities include:

  • Providing internal and external accessibility audits on services and products
  • Ensuring that IAAP vendors meet accessibility procurement standards
  • Ensuring that IAAP events meet accessibility protocols  

IAAP Accessibility Task Force:

  • Anthony Buonaspina
  • Tanner Gers
  • Christopher Lee (Chair)
  • John Rempel
  • Albert Rizzi
  • Sharon Spencer

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