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Ella (she/her/elle)

Thanks for joining us here in the discussion for @josefineschaefer 's CodeLand 2021 talk!

We would love to know what questions you'd like Josefine to answer in the Speaker Panel later on today: do you have any questions about a11y or WCAG? What about your own implementation? Josefine would love to hear from you!

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Jessie Rohrer

Are there any certifications for accessibility?
Also, are there resources that help determine whether animations are used in an accessible way?

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Layale Matta • Edited on

I love Sara Soueidan's video course: practical-accessibility.today

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Jessie Rohrer

Thanks! I'll check it out :)

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You mean certifications for your own qualifications, right? :)
For example Udacity offers a free Web Accessibility course by Google and there are also certifications for trainings by Deque University, for example.

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Jessie Rohrer

Yes! I am working through a bootcamp right now, and there hasn't been a lot of information on accessibility beyond using semantic HTML. I am interested in pursuing accessibility, but wasn't sure if there was a recognized certification or further programming I could check out. Thanks for your response!

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Suzanne Aitchison

Hi @jrrohrer - the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) offer well-recognised certifications in accessibility! Let me know if you want to chat about them - I recently completed the CPACC (Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies) and I'm now preparing for the WAS (Web Accessibility Specialist).

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Jessie Rohrer

Thanks for that info and the offer to chat :) I am signed up for today's workshop on accessibility, and will definitely reach out if I have questions.

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Suzanne Aitchison

Awesome! See you in the workshop πŸ˜„