Accessibility – What’s Your Style?

Accessibility – What’s Your Style? Different forms of communication call for different types of applications when the purpose is making information accessible as well as memorable. Businesses, educational institutions or other types of information development frequently utilize mixed media.  This primarily encompasses static documents, video, audio, interactive elements or various combinations of these. Simply put, …

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Accessibility: Decoding the Americans with Disabilities Act

Decoding the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility or more importantly, making products and services available to the disabled community is highly significant.  Organizations commonly overlook this area of business management. Why is this? The A.D.A. is written in legislative terms. The average business person generally doesn’t have the time to read the whole thing, much …

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Top 7 Values of Supportive Care and Remote Monitoring (SCRM)

According to one of our most recent white papers there are 7 values of Supportive Care and Remote Monitoring (SCRM).  These are worth another mention. The top 7 values enclosed below are the epitome of our mission, vision and values. Our Mission: We are a social enterprise that gives hiring priority to skilled and talented …

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Inclusive Hiring: Personal Story & Pearls of Wisdom

Inclusive Hiring Hiring. One simple word.  Hiring.  We discover a variety of different requirements when we peel back the layers of that one simple word. One of those layers inclusion.  This layer is complex and deep.  The same layers are involved in every hire we make. Every new team member we employ. The complexity of …

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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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