Merry Korn, CEO Receives The Progressive Entrepreneur Award

The Smart Women Awards recognize the achievements of leading businesswomen, inspiring male advocates and effective women’s programs. Merry Korn, CEO of Pearl Interactive Network, Inc. is honored to have received the Progressive Entrepreneur Award. The Progressive Entrepreneur Award recognizes female entrepreneurs who have either founded or co-founded a for-profit business that has achieved substantial growth …

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Accessibility: Website Creation and Auditing Part 3 of 3

In Part 1 and Part 2 of This Series I provided some basic information on building an accessible website.  At this point, your website is built. You believe it is compliant, but you want to do an audit to make sure. Website Criteria There are several automated solutions available. Below I have listed some key …

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Accessibility: Website Creation and Auditing Part 2 of 3

The website is built!  The graphics, videos and audio content are engaging! You are ready to launch! You have a nagging feeling that you forgot something… What did you forget? Did you remember to ensure all the components are accessible to an assistive reader? Yes, that’s it! If you have built a website or worked …

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Accessibility: Website Creation and Auditing Part 1 of 3

In previous articles, I have covered topics such as downloadable content, computer languages, automation and testing. All these activities are equally important. Testing or auditing your site is imperative to keep it functioning as planned and allowing for accessibility. Auditing is essential to a website. There are several components that need to work in harmony …

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Website Accessibility: Learning the Languages

Learning the Languages When making websites accessible for assistive readers such as NVDA or JAWS, it is very helpful to know or at least understand computer languages.  Websites use a language that the machine understands. A developer or programmer can tell the machine what they would like it to do. Communicating instructions in an understandable …

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Focusing on the Right Stuff During Your Job Search

Looking for a new job in today’s market is competitive and challenging to say the least. There are several minor things people overlook.  Making a few adjustments are the difference in landing the interview and the job itself, or not.  Take these suggestions to heart. They will impact your ability to be considered a potential …

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Goals for Your Business: Accessibility

Goals: Vision, Hearing, Fine Motor Skills Accessibility for individuals with vision, hearing, color-blindness, or fine motor skill impairments is obtainable. To accomplish accessibility goals, it may require a few simple changes or a complete make-over. To start, test and see what needs to be done. Start by making assessments. Meaning test your site, documents, presentation …

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Accessibility: Delivering the Message on Facebook

Many companies utilize Facebook (FB) as a marketing tool.  Recently FB changed its algorithms.  This has become frustrating for businesses who utilize FB as a deliverable platform. The algorithms have caused decreased visibility when posting business advertisements or responding to customer inquiries. What starts on Facebook affects other social media platforms as well. “We’ll show …

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Pearl Received the Quality Service Provider Award!

Pearl Interactive Network, Inc. announced originally in December of 2017 that it was recognized by General Dynamics Information Technology as a high-performing small subcontractor for their technical effort and performance during the past year. The General Dynamics Information Technology Quality Service Provider (QSP) Program uses an established quality rating system and an annual evaluation process …

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