United in Accessibility
IAAP’s mission is to define, promote and improve the accessibility profession globally through certification, education and networking in order to enable the creation of accessible products, content and services.
Vision of Universal Design
Implementing Universal Design principles takes everybody into account and leads to fully inclusive and sustainable digital and built environments.
The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) is a not-for-profit membership-based organization for individuals and organizations that are focused on accessibility or are in the process of building their accessibility skills and strategies. The objective is to help accessibility professionals develop and advance their careers and to support organizations integrate accessibility into their services, products and infrastructure. The IAAP members are United in Accessibility.
In 2016, IAAP became a Division of the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict). G3ict is an advocacy initiative launched in December 2006 by the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development, in cooperation with the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities under UN DESA. G3ict relies on an international network of ICT accessibility experts to develop and promote good practices, technical resources and benchmarks for ICT accessibility advocates around the world. G3ict is incorporated as a nonprofit organization in the State of Georgia, USA, and headquartered in Atlanta.
In 2019 The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) became a division of G3ict. GAATES is the leading international organization dedicated to promoting Accessibility and Universal Design for the built environment and public spaces as per the dispositions of the United Nations CRPD. In 2019, IAAP was tasked with integrating the GAATES training and certification programs under the IAAP umbrella.
What will make our profession strong is having you as a member. Regardless of your knowledge level in accessibility, we all play a role in growing this profession. Help guide us to being a great professional association serving our diverse needs.
Through use of IAAP Connections, you can join an existing discussion or even start your own. You can also blog, upload resources to libraries and join some of our committees.
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