The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) is dedicated to the concept of accessibility for all participants. We recognize that our work promoting the development of an accessibility profession can never be complete unless all people can engage in education, networking and certification opportunities. We will work both to deliver accessible information and services and to continually improve in areas where new accessibility barriers are identified.
Meeting accessibility standards is one important aspect of achieving our goal. The W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 – also known as ISO/IEC 40500:2012 – is the best-known international standard for accessibility and is being adopted into policy by countries and organizations around the world. The IAAP targets WCAG 2.0 AA to guide our efforts in delivering accessible content.
Your feedback is helpful in identifying issues in our site. Let us know if you notice any issues by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. In return, we pledge to promptly acknowledge your feedback and provide an expected date for the issue to be addressed.
Within our website, we may link to third party sites (such as Twitter) and may include or use embed third-party content to share information or promotional content. We cannot control or correct problems with these third-party sites, but please let us know if you encounter difficulty with the sites we link to so we can pass the information along to the owners of those websites. You may also want to address your concerns directly to these third parties.
Release notes for the IAAP Website and Member Application:
- The IAAP Site is designed for modern browsers. Please use Firefox v27 or IE v11 when browsing this site.
- Users of VoiceOver may not be provided the cue that the link contains an attached list of items.
- Users of Windows OnScreen Keyboard may notice that a menu does not close when the user tabs out of the menu; the user must open another menu in order to close the previous menu.
- Users of NVDA versions earlier than 2014.1, on IE, may not hear which fields in signup forms are required fields. Users of NVDA 2014.1 on IE will hear these required fields, as would users of any version of NVDA on Firefox.
Notes for the IAAP Newsletter, Accessibility Now News
- Users using JAWS 2019/JAWS 2018 and Microsoft Outlook 2016 might experience slight issues when reading the newsletter. If viewed in a web browser these issues will not be present.
- Users using Dragon Naturally Speaking with the Internet Explorer 11 browser might experience slight issues when reading the newsletter.
Volunteers Needed for Accessibility Task ForceIAAP is looking for volunteers to provide technical assistance answering general questions about the IAAP website and other IAAP technology platforms.
If you are interested, please send us an email to email@example.com. We anticipate the time commitment to be one or two hours a month, or less.
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.
Get involved today.
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