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

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)
  • David Berman
  • Helen Chamberlain
  • Pina D’Intino
  • Susan Hewitt
  • Kevin Hower
  • Christopher Lee
  • Christine Loew
  • Eduardo Meza-Etienne
  • Rachel Paul
  • Mary Rainier-Skala
  • Rob Sinclair
  • Mark Walker

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
  • 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.

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

  • Donna Bungard
  • Heather Burns
  • Pina D’Intino 
  • Brad Held
  • Klaus Hoeckner
  • Curt Holst
  • James Jackson
  • Elianna James
  • Tracy Jordan
  • Chris Law
  • Aparna Pasi 
  • Mary Rainer-Skala (Chair)
  • Julie Romanowski (Secretary)
  • Dan Schipul
  • Joy Scott
  • Rob Sinclair
  • Paul Smyth
  • Valorie Sundby
  • Mark Weiler 
  • Margaret Williams
  • David Wysocki


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