Founding Members: IBM
For nearly 100 years, IBM has been committed to advancing accessibility to deliver intuitive and personalized technology that places individuals’ abilities, behaviors, cultural backgrounds, habits, interests and needs at the center of the design and development process. Some of these inventions include the first Braille printer, a talking typewriter for people who are blind, a talking display terminal, the first GUI screen reader for the PC, Speech Viewer, the technology behind what is now WAI-ARIA, and the AbilityLab Media Captioner and Editor. Due to the increased demand for accessible information and communications technology (ICT) and a shortage of accessibility professionals, IBM has seen the need for a curriculum that will produce a new generation of accessibility professionals and is contributing its expertise in the field to develop education to train them.
IBM's Goals for IAAP
Due to the increased demand for accessible ICT and a shortage of accessibility professionals, IBM has seen the need for a curriculum that will produce a new generation of accessibility professionals and is contributing its expertise in the field to develop education to train them.
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.
Make IAAP a strong community.
The Educational Training Database is a searchable global resource database which provides a centralized place for accessibility professionals and others to locate and access educational-related instructional materials related to accessibility.
Find out more about the IAAP Career Center!