IAAP Launches Accessibility Certification Preparation Course in Partnership with Princeton University

ATLANTA (April 7, 2021) -- The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), a division of the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICT’s (G3ict) in partnership with Princeton University’s Office of Information Technology has announced the launch of an accessibility course for professionals to support students and individuals with disabilities.

“The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), a division of the Global Initiative for Inclusion ICTs (G3ict), is pleased to announce a new online course for individuals to study for their Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) exam, with a course developed and maintained by Princeton University’s Office of Information Technology.” - Christopher Lee, Ph. D., IAAP Managing Director. 

The online CPACC course, slated to be launch in April 2021, has been used to strengthen and expand accessibility awareness and skills and to certify staff across roles on the Princeton University campus since 2018. To date Princeton has trained and certified close to 100 staff. 

“The CPACC course has been instrumental in our efforts to improve digital accessibility across the Princeton campus. By building and recognizing the skills of staff who support and communicate through information technology, we are creating a stronger and more diverse community. We are delighted to share the course through the International Association of Accessibility Professionals and contribute to the important work of creating a more accessible world.” - Jay Dominick, Ph.D., Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Princeton University. 

The Princeton CPACC Course, designed for self-study, follows the structure of the CPACC Body of Knowledge. It is built with a variety of media and instructional techniques including readings, videos, reflections, and knowledge checks, and culminates in a 100-question practice exam for participants to test their readiness to apply for the CPACC Certification exam through IAAP. It is hosted by the Open edX platform.  

About Princeton University’s Office of Information Technology 

The Office of Information Technology provides technology services that enable Princeton to achieve its mission to advance learning through scholarship, research, and teaching of unsurpassed quality. Princeton is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive community, continually working to ensure that its information technology supports and encourages participation by a broad range of people, including those with disabilities. To learn more about the work Princeton is doing to support digital accessibility visit the Princeton University Digital Accessibility website.  

About the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) 

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. 

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Contact 

For more information contact Sam Sundermann, Program Assistant, IAAP, at samsundermann@accessibilityassociation.org or Mary Albert, CPACC, Associate Director, Digital Accessibility at marya@princeton.edu.  


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