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Focusing on the Right Stuff During Your Job Search

April 11, 2018

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 […]

Goals for Your Business: Accessibility

April 11, 2018

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 […]

Accessibility: Delivering the Message on Facebook

April 11, 2018

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 […]

Pearl Received the Quality Service Provider Award!

April 2, 2018

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 […]

Accessibility: What is a PDF and How is it Used?

March 26, 2018

What is a PDF? A PDF, (Portable Document File) is a type of file that is self-contained. Meaning that it will look the same on a computer screen or printed on paper.  The PDF format is very helpful when making documents accessible, because it is highly compressed, yet readable no […]

Accessibility: Regulations and the Withdrawal of Proposed Rules

March 20, 2018

Regulations and the Withdrawal of Proposed Rules Recently, there has been much discussion among the disability community regarding the withdrawal of proposed rules by the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding the A.D.A. Two of the four proposed withdrawals may have a significant impact on disabled individuals and particularly those that […]

Accessibility: Choosing a Vendor

March 14, 2018

Choosing a Vendor: Many companies are starting to realize that promoting 508 compliances within their organizations is advantageous for business communications. It allows reaching a larger audience AND avoids potential legal complications.  Selecting a vendor is a critical step.  Here are a few helpful suggestions for a starting point. Deciding […]

Accessibility: Developing Content

February 28, 2018

All my articles share a common trait… They all refer to utilizing accessibility tools and following guidelines from W3C to help keep content available to an assistive reader or utilizing captioning or audio descriptions. But what about the actual content, that is the message itself that is being communicated? Writing […]

Accessibility: Inclusive Design

February 20, 2018

Starting with “Inclusive Design” in Mind When considering all the various points of accessibility; navigation, transcripts, descriptions and so forth, it is even more sensible to include these aspects when planning a document, video or other material. Being proactive with WCAG points when creating materials with accessibility as a key […]

Revising Social Impact Spurred A Decade of Growth

February 8, 2018

The following is a reprint of an article posted by: Allen Proctor. Feb 5, 2018 Revising Social Impact Spurred A Decade of Growth Posted by Allen Proctor in Critical Success Factors Pearl Interactive Network operates, staffs, or manages call centers for Federal agencies and prime contractors. It gives hiring priority […]

Accessibility: Net Neutrality

February 8, 2018

Net Neutrality has recently been a popular topic of conversation within the disability community. But what is it, and what does it mean for the disability community? By definition, net neutrality, or open Internet, is a principle that Internet service providers (ISPs) should give companies/individuals access to all legal content […]

Accessibility & Communication

January 30, 2018

If you have read some of my posts I appreciate it. Generally, I write about technological aspects of 508 compliance; tagging, captioning, new developments, etc. the idea occurred to me that while technology is important, communication is imperative. During my practice and research, I have communicated with hundreds of people […]

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