Thanks Todd. I'll look into the IAW.
I also want to add that MSU had certification programs in the past
through LCTTP. Unless my supervisor offered me some sort of reason to
get certified through MSU/LCTTP, or I see accessibility certification
requirements appear in MSU job offerings, then I'm not sure I would
bother with it. The old LCTTP certs were based on taking a set number of
classes covering things I already knew, so I think an exam might be best.
On 01/18/2012 08:22 AM, Ring, Todd wrote:
> Hello all,
> I too would be interested in this type of certification.
> I do know that through the International Webmasters Association (IAW)
> they have in daft at this time a Web Accessibility Specialist
> I have not hard when this will be ready. Just some FYI.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Felicia Berryman [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 5:00 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: possible MSU accessibility certification
> I'm currently watching the web dev cafe online. There is some discussion
> about certifying web developers with their accessibility skills. I might
> be interested in certification. One suggestion I have is to Mike
> Elledge. Perhaps he could work with the UPA to develop certification in
> web accessibility on the national level (or even global). The
> certification would be like other professional certs where you sit for
> an exam through the UPA, show that you have a certain minimum level of
> experience and education, and then stay certified with CEU credits.
> Attending UPA meetings and the MSU Usability Day events would count for
> CEU credits through the UPA. MSU could offer a fee-based exam prep
> course (credit or non-credit) and get it endorsed by the UPA. Does
> anything like this exist already?
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