Individuals who are Certified Professionals in Accessibility Core Competencies have demonstrated a thorough grasp of three areas:
LI Tech Advisors experts are CPACC certified and offer the latest WCAG 2.1 accessibility testing. Led by Anthony Buonaspina, an accessibility expert recognized locally and internationally, they have provided solutions directly and through their partnerships for clients such as Peapod, Carnival Cruise Lines, American Airlines, Toyota, SUNY, NYS DMV, IRS, and many others.
Working with LI Tech Advisors also provides the benefit of their partnerships that allows working towards barrier-free and independent access to all digital platforms by having usability testing performed by people with disabilities resulting in a comprehensive report certifying a website accessible and usable.
The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) is a not-for-profit organization that oversees the testing and certification for the CPAAC designation.
The IAAP is a membership-based organization boasting nearly 2,000 individual or organizational members across forty-two countries worldwide. 2016 was a pivotal year for the IAAP as it was in that year that the IAAP became a division of the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies – a United Nations advocacy group.
Providing accessible digital platforms is mandated under Federal Law and State Policy
Although private websites and apps are not mandated to comply, they will have to do so if they are working with federal agencies. Moreover, commercial best practices utilize W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to help people with disabilities access websites. Websites have to be accessible even though the ADA doesn’t specify a particular set of standards. Because of this uncertainty in the law, litigation is now thriving.
There are many fields in which the CPACC certification is useful. Here are a few of the professions that the IAAP indicates rely on individuals that have taken the CPACC exam and demonstrate an understanding of the accessibility needs of disabled individuals within their field.
Yes. Professionals with CPACC certification work in the following fields to make everyday life accessible to individuals with a wide range of disabilities.