ADS Certification - Preparatory training course

The Accessible Document Specialist (ADS) certification is for accessibility practitioners and specialists with a minimum 1-2 years’ experience. Funka's course prepares you for the ADS examination offered by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) .

Overview of the course

The IAAP Accessible Document Specialist (ADS) a specialist level certification. To become certified, you must pass the IAAP examination. Funka's preparatory course provides you with the knowledge required to succeed in the exam. The course consists of three parts: a pace-yourself introduction* followed by teacher-led online training over two afternoons. 


Why Funka?

There are several good reasons to choose a preparatory course from Funka before you attempt the exam:

  • Funka is proud to be one of only three select IAAP Approved Certification Preparation Providers globally.
  • The course has been developed by Funka's experts based on the IAAP requirements.
  • Funka's experts convey in an inspiring and clear way what you need to know to prepare for the exam.
  • Funka's pedagogical model. The combination of a pace-yourself introduction and live teacher-led sessions provides quick access to the course and means that you gradually build up and reinforce your skills set.

For whom?

The Accessible Document Specialist (ADS) is for accessibility practitioners and specialists with a minimum 1-2 years’ experience, who function in one of many team roles related to accessible document authoring, remediation, training, policy, and advocacy of accessible document solutions.


About IAAP

The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) is a member-based international organisation for accessibility professionals. IAAP's purpose is to define, promote and improve the profession of accessibility professionals globally through networking, education and certification.


Why certification?

Funka belives that an IAAP certification provides benefits for organisations as well as individuals:

  • a prestigious international qualification that is valid globally.
  • a competitive advantage for your organisation; in tenders, contracts and projects.
  • proof of solid knowledge in one or more areas of accessibility.
  • enhances your professional development and strengthens your CV.
  • contributes to the development of the profession.

Course content

The course is based on the ADS Exam Content as listed in the ADS Body of Knowledge. It covers the following main topics:

  • Creating accessible documents
  • Fixing accessibility issues in existing documents
  • Reviewing and testing documents
  • How to train others in accessible documents
  • Advice on accessible document policy

How is the course delivered?

Funka’s preparatory courses consist of three modules: a foundation of recorded self-paced content that is available on-demand whenever it suits you, followed by live sessions delivered online by Funka's experts, at regular intervals throughout the year.   

  • Module 1: Pace-yourself Introduction 
  • Module 2: 3-hour live session, delivered online
  • Module 3: 3-hour live live session, delivered online

Independent study is also required. You will receive clear study instructions in the study materials and directly from Funka’s experts. The amount of time needed for self-study depends on your existing knowledge and experience of accessibility work.

The administration and delivery of the ADS exam are managed by the IAAP. It is important to understand that completing the course does not ensure passing the professional certification exam. This course is intended to supplement your personal study efforts in preparation for the exam.


More information about IAAP and ADS

IAAP is the principal of the certification. For registration for the exam, choice of exam venue, information on exam periods and exam fees, see links to IAAP below.   

IAAP international website, opens in new window.

IAAP approved training providers, opens in new window.

More about ADS, opens in new window.

IAAP ADS Body of Knowledge (March 2021), opens in new window

Registration for the IAAP exam, opens in new window.


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    On-demand + Live: ADS Certification - Preparatory training course

    PModule 1: Self-paced introduction. Module 2: Live instructor-led session, 3 hours. Module 3: Live instructor-led session, 3 hours.

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    Location: Online

    Price: 990 EUR

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