IAAP and Fundación ONCE Launches a Spanish Chapter for Accessibility Professionals

ATLANTA (April 7, 2021) -- The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), a division of the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) and Fundación ONCE has announced the launch of an IAAP Spanish Chapter for Accessibility Professionals.
 “The global Accessibility Professional community just received a gift by our new partnership with Fundación ONCE,” Christopher Lee, Ph.D., IAAP Managing Director.  Fundación ONCE established in 1988 to provide professional training and employment, to eliminate architectural, urban and communication barriers, and to promote digital solidarity, web-based services for people with all disabilities.

The Spanish Chapter will provide accessibility professionals, who support equal access in both the built and digital environments by promoting and offering professional certification, education, and networking opportunities. The 2021 goal of the IAAP Spanish Chapter is to work towards the translation of the IAAP certifications into Spanish.
 
“At Fundación ONCE we consider that accessibility and design for all are key elements for the achievement of the full inclusion of persons with disabilities. With the launch the Spanish Chapter of the IAAP we are taking an important step towards a more just and supportive society,” said José Luis Martínez Donoso, CEO of Fundación ONCE.

The Chapter will also serve as a global Spanish-language center for other Spanish-speaking countries, thus supporting the expanding network of IAAP members and certification holders.

About IAAP

The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), a Division of the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) is a not-for-profit membership-based organization for individuals and organizations that are focused on accessibility.   IAAP’s mission is to define, promote and improve the accessibility profession globally through certification, education, and networking to enable the creation of accessible products, content, and services with the objective is to help accessibility professionals develop and advance their careers and to support organizations integrate accessibility into their services, products, and infrastructure. To learn more about IAAP global United in Accessibility movement visit the IAAP website.

About Fundación ONCE

Since its founding in 1988, Fundación ONCE’s mission has been to foster the labor inclusion for persons with disabilities through the development of training and employment programs, and to advance universal accessibility by promoting the development of accessible environments, products and services.
 
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Contact

For more information contact Sam Sundermann, Program Assistant, IAAP, at samsundermann@accessibilityassociation.org


If you are an organization or individual interested in being part of the United in Accessibility movement, learn more about becoming an IAAP member

In 2016, IAAP became a Division of the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict).  G3ict is an advocacy initiative launched in December 2006 by the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development, in cooperation with the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities under UN DESA. G3ict relies on an international network of ICT accessibility experts to develop and promote good practices, technical resources and benchmarks for ICT accessibility advocates around the world.  G3ict is incorporated as a nonprofit organization in the State of Georgia, USA, and headquartered in Atlanta. 

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