A Professional Certification In Accessibility (CPACC)

Accessibility Certification

Moving Forward with Accessibility

A Professional Certification In Accessibility (CPACC)

The CPACC certification is a foundational certification for those who want to boost their credentials related to accessibility. There are core competencies. You can, of course, develop these core competencies and become a leader that improves the capabilities of the American workforce.

Core competencies include foundational knowledge representing a broad and cross-disciplinary approach in three areas.

1) Knowledge and the difficulties faced by people with disabilities
2) Accessibility and universal design
3) Accessibility-related standards, laws, and management strategies

Relevant areas where the CPACC credential is valuable include:

  • The web and other digital technologies
  • Architecture and the built environment
  • Consumer and industrial design
  • Transportation systems

Beyond these areas, the CPACC certification can be applied where thoughtful design, policy, and management should be used to improve disability access.

The CPACC Exam is a computer-based exam with 100 multiple choice questions and a two-hour exam administration. If you need more time then additional time may be requested as an accommodation.

The CPACC is the ideal credential for those who manage and support accessibility. You may not design, implement, or evaluate the technical details of accessible solutions. Still, you have a responsible role in ensuring accessibility of a design, project, or service.

The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) administers the CPACC Exam.

Their slogan is United in Accessibility

Their mission statement is (taken from their website):

The mission of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), a division of the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICT’s (G3ict), is to define, promote, improve, and diversify the accessibility profession globally through certification, education, and networking in order to enable the creation of accessible products, content, services, and environments.

One of the available resources to people who want to learn more about accessibility is the IAAP Newsletter. Here is a direct link to the subscriber sign-up page.

Here is a direct link to the IAAP Website.