The Accessibility Team for Assessments provides a full range of services to internal Pearson teams and clients that support Pearson’s efforts to improve people’s lives through learning. The cornerstone of our service model is the collaborative partnership of a dedicated team of learner advocates and accessibility professionals who make up the Accessibility Team for Assessments. The mission of this team is to support the development of accessible products and services by removing access barriers and creating solutions that work well for everyone.
As members of Pearson, the world’s learning company, we embrace lifelong learning and apply this to our roles as accessibility advocates. The Accessibility Team for Assessments pursues ongoing training and development opportunities to keep up to date with the current technologies that impact digital accessibility. We understand the accessibility landscape is continually evolving and we are committed to continuing to learn about advancements in the field of accessibility.
Our team includes staff who have disabilities themselves and former educators with hands-on experience working with learners with disabilities. Members of our team maintain current certifications including:
- Job Access With Speech (JAWS) certification, obtained through Freedom Scientific.
- Assistive Technology Applications certification, obtained through California State University-Northridge.
- Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) credential, obtained through the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP)
- Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) credential, obtained through the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP)