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Education & Certification

As demonstrated by multiple surveys, a critical barrier to implementing ICT accessibility is the lack of technical skills among professionals designing, managing or overseeing digital products and contents and services. In 2016, to further its mission, G3ict joined forces with the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), the world’s leading provider of professional resources and certification in ICT accessibility, so that both organizations may mutually benefit from synergies with their respective programs around the world.

IAAP, which now operates as a division of G3ict, is a membership-based organization for individuals and organizations that are focused on accessibility or are in the process of building their accessibility skills and strategies. Its objective is to help accessibility professionals develop and advance their careers and to help organizations integrate accessibility into their products and infrastructure. IAAP provides a place for accessibility professionals around the world to gather, share experiences and enrich their knowledge of accessibility.

IAAP Certifications

IAAP offers multiple benefits to its members including peer-to-peer exchanges, professional development and education resources, technical webinars, and offers internationally recognized certifications in accessibility: Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC), Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS), and Accessible Document Specialist (ADS). In 2019, GAATES' certification program transitioned to G3ict and is now managed by IAAP through its portfolio of certification offerings. Previously referred to as ICAP-BE, the new name of the certification is Certified Professional in Accessible Built Environments (CPABE).

IAAP Chapters

IAAP has expanded its global footprint with the addition of multiple international chapters and representatives. IAAP Regional Chapters include the Nordic countries, the United Kingdom, India, Mexico, and D-A-CH (German-speaking countries). IAAP also has a representative in Israel. Membership is increasing steadily for both individual memberships and organizational members. It counted 6,000 individual members involved in ICT accessibility in 104 countries (as of May 2024). All interested professionals are encouraged to join.

IAAP Resources

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