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NAWBO Columbus Leads Effort to Create First WBE Program for Ohio

January 15, 2019

On Thursday, December 13, 2018, the persistent efforts of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Columbus for the creation of a Women’s Enterprise Certification (WBE) paid off. House Bill 494 was passed by the Ohio Legislature and signed into law by Governor Kasich on December 19, 2018. The […]

Merry Korn Testifies Supporting HB 492 Ohio Business Women's Certification

May 17, 2018

Merry Korn provided testimony today in support of Ohio House Bill 492, which would create the Ohio Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification program, before the Ohio House State and Local Government Committee chaired by Representative Marlene Anielski (R- Walton Hills). Korn testified that her firm, Pearl Interactive Network, regularly encounters […]

Accessibility: Common Challenges & Solutions

May 10, 2018

There are common challenges and solutions within 508 compliances I will address in this blog. Many businesses and individuals are under the assumption that 508 compliances under the American with Disabilities Act cover only visual impairments via assistive readers, or captioning videos for hearing impairments. Those are, in fact, two […]

Accessibility: Business Presentations

May 10, 2018

Business Presentations At various times throughout our careers, we may be called upon to make a presentation. Whatever field you represent presentations are an excellent tool for distributing information. Whether it is financial figures, product design layouts or even a training presentation. Whatever your chosen subject is, be prepared and […]

Accessibility: Captioning Video and Providing Transcripts

May 6, 2018

A Few Helpful Tips for Captioning & Transcribing I do almost everything on the web. From shopping to all my work-related tasks. After surfing the web recently, I noticed using video, podcasts and other forms of audio are popular as a means of communicating information. Some websites were great, and […]

Website Accessibility: S.E.O. 8 Helpful Tips

May 6, 2018

  In this article, I will provide 8 SEO tips!   SEO is an acronym for Search Engine Optimization. That means that when a search is performed for a product, service or information, websites appear on a search list by ranking. Why is this important? Because studies have shown that the […]

Accessibility – What’s Your Style?

May 6, 2018

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 […]

Accessibility: Decoding the Americans with Disabilities Act

April 30, 2018

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 […]

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

April 29, 2018

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 […]

Inclusive Hiring: Personal Story & Pearls of Wisdom

April 24, 2018

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 […]

Merry Korn, CEO Receives The Progressive Entrepreneur Award

April 23, 2018

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 […]

Accessibility: Website Creation and Auditing Part 3 of 3

April 20, 2018

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 […]

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