WAS Certification - Preparatory training course

Do you work with technical details of accessible web solutions? Funka offers a preparatory course for the Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) exam. WAS is issued by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP).

Overview of the course

The IAAP Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) is an intermediate 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 in order to pass 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?

WAS is aimed at those who design, develop, implement, evaluate and manage the technical details of accessible web solutions. Successful completion of the exam demonstrates that you can, based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1:  

  • Create accessible web solutions
  • Identify accessibility issues in existing solutions
  • Solve web accessibility problems

Any individual who passes both the CPACC and WAS exams will receive the designation of Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA).

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?

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 WAS course covers the following main topics:

  • Knowledge of HTML code.
  • Knowledge about the use of JavaScript.
  • Usability testing in iOS, Android, Windows and MAC environments.
  • Usability testing with multiple forms of assistive technology.
  • ARIA.
  • ATAG.
  • Understanding WCAG 2.1 standards.
  • Understanding accessibility best practices.
  • Web accessibility analysis.
  • Understanding different end-user needs.

How is the course delivered?

The Funka WAS certification preparation course consists of three parts, a pre-recorded pace-yourself introduction and two instructor-led live sessions conducted online.

  • Part 1: Pace-yourself introduction (1 hour and 39 minutes, 13 chapters), available upon registration.
  • Part 2: Live session, delivered online, 13:00-16:00 GMT+02:00.
  • Part 3: Live session, delivered online, 13:00-16:00 GMT+02:00.

An 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.

Language of instruction

The course is conducted in English.

More information about IAAP and WAS

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.   

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  • Oct

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

    Part 1: Self-paced pre-recorded introduction. Part 2: Oct 30 at 13:00-16:00 GMT+2 instructor-led training online via Zoom. Part 3: Oct 31 at 13:00-16:00 GMT+2 instructor-led training online via Zoom.



    Price: 990 EUR

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