Strategic Leader in Accessibility Initiative

Strategic Leader in Accessibility (SLiA) Initiative

SLiA Taskforce
SLiA Community of Practice (CoP)
SLiA Body of Knowledge Domains

An IAAP Taskforce and Community of Practice (CoP) has been established to promote the development of a Strategic Leader in Accessibility Certification. Below are ways you can get involved.  

SLiA Taskforce

IAAP has assembled a small group of Subject Matter Experts (SME) to explore the development of a Strategic Leader in Accessibility (SLiA) and associated professional development resources.  IAAP is always open to strong, dedicated members to help pursue the goals of the taskforce.  Time commitment is estimated at 8-12 hours per month.  Below is information and terms of the Taskforce. 

Taskforce Chair: Jodie Greer, Managing Director, Be #PeopleSmart Ltd.
Taskforce Co-Chair: Neil Milliken, Global Head of Accessibility at Atos

Neil Eustice, Diversity & Knowledge Manager, KPMG, UK
Mary Brougher, EVP Operations, Bender Consulting, USA
Aya Jibreal, Accessibility Specialist, AlQemam Consultants, Saudi Arabia
Jay Wyant, CIAO, Office of Accessibility Minnesota IT Services, USA
Daniel Frank, Vice President, Compliance Officer, Wells Fargo Bank, USA
Pina D'Intino, Principal Owner/Accessibility Consultant, Aequumaccess, Canada 
Maisa Obeid, Accessibility Technology Specialist,Zayed University, UAE
David Caldwell, Head of Accessibility and Digital Inclusion at UK Home Office, UK
Valeria Kurmak, Head of Human Experience, AIC, Russia
Lourdes Arreola, Inclusion Consultant, Founder of Linkenium S.C., Mexico
Christopher Lee, IAAP Managing Director/G3ict Chief Learning Officer, USA


Taskforce Members will:  
  • Participate in monthly development meetings. 
  • Participate as a guest author, reviewer, or editor. 
  • Engage in the creation of the draft SLiA Certification Body of Knowledge. 
  • Participate in the development and/or presenter of a 4-part discussion series.  
  • Participate in a dedicated Community of Practice as a presenter, blogger, and/or through community engagement and Q&A

SLiA Community of Practice (CoP)

IAAP has created a Community of Practice focused on the role of a Strategic Leader in Accessibility.  IAAP members who are either emerging leaders or existing SMEs are invited to take part in discussions and access resources to support professional development. Hosted on IAAP's Connections platform, the virtual environment also allows for member networking and a chat area where participants can ask questions, share knowledge, and engage wth peers around the globe. Discussion within the CoP will expand on the SLiA Taskforce work to frame out the role and resposibilities for this professional.  Monthly online meetings will consist of a panel of taskforce members and guest speaker(s), with half of the hour and half discussion spent in open discussion with attendees.  Register for this free monthly Zoom discussion and take part.

IAAP Members are welcome to:   
  • Provide their expertise and experience to the design of the core principles and topics for the community. 
  • Contribute and engage in the Community through facilitating online discussions, responding to discussion threads, posting relative resources and blogging.   
  • Participate in monthly 1.5hour meetings throughout the initiative  
  • Participate and promote the Community through meet-ups, and conferences/events. 
**Please note that Taskforce and CoP participants are required to be an IAAP Individual Professional Member or an Organizational Member employee. - monthly meetings are open to the accessibiltiy community at large.  All must register attendance at live discussions.

Get Involved – Don’t Sit on the Sidelines

Corporations, government agencies and universities are moving forward with the creation of executive level positions to oversee all aspects of accessibility throughout their organization. How are those functions organized, what is their primary focus, how can they best influence the different divisions and activities of their organizations?  

The IAAP SLiA Global Initiative will explore certification, professional development and resources to support heads of accessibility of leading corporations committed to accessibility. 

Sign up to participate on the SLiA Taskforce or the SLiA CoP

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