The greatest contribution we can make to global accessibility efforts is to educate ourselves, our peers, our clients and the general population about the importance of inclusivity – online and everywhere else. As an Accessibility Professional, I am surrounded by like-minded individuals working to educate about and promote the importance of digital accessibility. Naturally, despite my test-taking trepidation, I was thrilled when IAAP announced a few years ago that they would be offering certification for accessibility professionals.
Today, thanks to the support and commitment of our CEO Todd Bankofier, a firm believer and supporter of the CPACC mission, nearly one third of the entire AudioEye team has passed the exam. With a new group studying for tests this summer, our goal is for 100% team certification within the next 12 months.
Todd believes: “Our culture every day is to increase our knowledge on accessibility and the CPACC sets the bar for our team, encouraging them to be well-rounded on all aspects of accessibility, not just digital.” AudioEye is so committed to the IAAP certification, that team members passing the exam receive a small financial incentive.
So, on behalf of the AudioEye Team, I encourage my fellow industry professionals to carry the banner and achieve certification. Study hard and good luck!