The following committees are made up of subject matter experts and IAAP members committed to promoting and improving the accessibility profession.

Certification Committee
Nominations Committee
Marketing and Communications Committee

Organizational Professional Development Committee
Competencies Development and Recommendation (CDR) Committee

Certification Committee

The mission of the Certification Committee is to oversee the IAAP certification program, policies and activities and for monitoring compliance with all applicable regulations and accreditation requirements.

Chair: Susanna Laurin, Chief Research and Innovation Officer, Funka

Nominations Committee

The mission of the Nominations Committee is to vet and determine a slate of candidates for the 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
Chair: Julie Romanowski, CPACC, Senior ICT Accessibility Specialist, Digital Accessibility, State Farm

Marketing and Communications Committee

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

Chair: Ty D'Amore, Vice President Of Strategic Partnerships, AudioEye

Organizational Professional Development Committee (OPD)

The mission of the OPDC is to support the IAAP team in the development, implementation, and promotion of IAAP programs and services impacting organizations and individuals engaged in accessibility, diversity, and inclusion.  The OPDC support includes subject matter expertise in creating, vetting, evaluating, testing, and sharing of accessibility best practices.  

Chair: Crystal Baker, Lead Compliance Analyst, AT&T

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Competencies Development and Recommendation (CDR) Committee

The mission of the CDR Committee is to 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.

Co-Chair:  Lydia Harkey, IT Accessibility Director, Texas A & M - Commerce
Co-Chair: Paul Rayius, Director of Training, CommonLook

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