This is not a sight test, but the abbreviations in the context of digital accessibility. Do you actually know them? By the way, Peggy’s LinkedIn learning courses on accessibility earn you points towards IAAP certification.
Accessibility made easy: a look at key terms!
For barrier-free accessibility, these abbreviations are of great importance to ensure that digital content is accessible to all. Here is the explanation:
CPACC (Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies): CPACC is a certification awarded by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP). It recognizes professionals who have core competencies in accessibility and have mastered the principles and practices of accessibility design.
IAAP (International Association of Accessibility Professionals): The IAAP plays a critical role in advancing accessibility expertise. Its certification programs help professionals understand and implement standards to make digital products and services accessible to all.
WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines): The WACG are guidelines from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that form the basis for creating accessible web content. They provide clear guidelines for the development of websites to ensure that information and functions are accessible to all users, regardless of their abilities.
BITV (Barrier-free Information Technology Ordinance): The BITV is a German ordinance that regulates the accessible design of information technology in the public sector. It sets clear standards to ensure that digital content is accessible to people with different abilities.
EAA (European Accessibility Act): The EAA is an EU directive that aims to improve the accessibility of products and services for people with disabilities. It sets out minimum requirements to ensure that digital solutions in Europe are designed to be inclusive.
BGG (Disability Equality Act): The BGG is a federal law that aims to promote equal opportunities for people with disabilities and prevent disadvantages. The BGG affects all areas of life. It contains provisions on the implementation of accessibility, the elimination of discrimination and the promotion of equal participation.
Compliance with these requirements and standards is crucial to creating an inclusive digital and physical environment. Let’s work together to create a world where accessibility is a given!