Being an A11y and a CPACC means ensuring that the idea of open and effective communication is applied fairly to every possible person(s). Accessibility should not mean tailoring an experience to one group, but making every possible experience available to all groups.
"Having seen individuals struggle through inaccessible but otherwise good looking websites, accessibility to me is a minimum requirement to be a competent provider of information. We must always remember to make accessibility a core part of our work."
"Obtaining this certification was a terrific opportunity to be a part of an undertaking that I think is of great importance. It is only through real understanding of limitations of disabilities that one can truly unlock a person’s world. As the administrator of a system that’s used by everyone at the university, I am committed to breaking down the barriers that may otherwise prevent someone from having the best possible experience."
"Web accessibility is important to me because it ensures information is usable and opportunities are available to the greatest number of people possible. I opted for IAAP certification so that I can advocate and encourage accessibility practices in my role as an IT professional."
"I see a11y as a basic human right. The moment I saw disability through the lens of the social model, I wanted to be part of the ongoing process of removing barriers that restrict choices of disabled people.
We are all responsible to create societies in which all individuals enjoy their rights to a meaningful societal, political, economic, social, and cultural life.
“The web is a resource to all and must be made available to all. As contributors and developers, it is our responsibility to be sure that the sites we develop and review are accessible. As someone who has worked with individuals with disabilities and has a technical background, I feel it is my duty to use the certification I have attained to ensure accessibility to all who use our sites.”
"There are many reasons I chose to become certified, but here's what I'll tell you. For the past year, I've lived in a retirement community with my mother so I see people with all kinds of disabilities every single day. Because I'm so young, everyone knows me and they always bring their computers to my mom's house. They assume that because I'm young, I must be good with computers, and they're lucky, because I am just good enough with computers!
"The User Experience Office promotes inclusive, user-centric design. We view human diversity as a strength and motivating challenge, and our work directly supports the University’s efforts to enhance diversity and foster an inclusive environment. That everyone in the User Experience Office is CPACC certified demonstrates the seriousness with which we treat accessibility in user experience practices. Beyond strictly access, we promote practices that help ensure that digital solutions are more effective for every person who uses them."
"Accessible websites are of great interest to me as the manager of OIT's Web Development Services group. I want to make sure that we build websites that are usable by everyone. No one should be excluded from accessing the public information that we present on the web. This is especially important since more and more information communication is done via a digital format."
"Accessibility to me means making digital content inclusive to all. Accessibility opens doors that were once closed to people with disabilities."