Princeton staff in a wide variety of roles have earned professional certification in accessibility through the International Association of Accessibility Professionals. The University's training program develops staff awareness and competence in disability and accessibility so that IT, the physical campus, and services become increasingly accessible and welcoming to people with disabilities.
Staff who earn certification become part of Princeton's community of disability allies, and have regular opportunities to further their professional development and gather for events.
This course has opened my eyes to the obstacles that students, faculty and staff could face while at Princeton. Providing accessible web content, open and accessible events and programming is vital to providing the best experience at Princeton for everyone. I want everyone to feel like they can participate and take advantage of every learning opportunity we provide.
Access to information is a core professional value in libraries. Without disability inclusion, libraries are unable to design services, collections, spaces, and programming that enrich the lives of all members of our communities. The CPACC certification helps provide the skills needed to make sure that libraries are useful, usable, desirable, and accessible for all users both now and in the future.
What originally brought me into the field of museums and collections information was an interest in increasing access to information and a belief in equal access to information to all. I am looking forward to using the knowledge I gained through the CPACC certification to better live those beliefs through my work, not only in the digital products I develop, but also as a resource to my colleagues and an advocate for accessibility overall at the Art Museum.