Microsoft plans to launch a new association for accessibility professionals. "This new association will begin solving these challenges by creating a global community for people and organizations working in accessibility to share expertise and resources, support one another’s work, and follow developments in this fast-changing field. As part of this effort, the group will develop training materials, webinars and other educational resources and point people to the wealth of existing industry resources. All of this will lead to IAAP developing professional certifications to help individuals demonstrate their level of expertise in one or more aspects of accessibility and help them keep that expertise current. Overall, the association’s goal is to help elevate the level of expertise held by the growing number of people, around the world, who are designing or authoring content, media, software, devices, and more." Read more.