The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 positively impacted millions of disabled people's lives, providing greater accessibility to public areas. The act also has enabled disabled persons to pursue opportunities in education and employment, which were once unobtainable. However, many do not realize that the ADA also extends to website accessibility to provide suitable online content accommodations. Section 508 (access-board.gov/ict.html) of the Rehabilitation Act further addressed this issue and created standards and accessibility guidelines. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/wcag/), developed Read More
The ability to develop video for the web is rapidly becoming a necessary skill for careers ranging from drama to marketing. Even well known directors have found it a useful venue for their skills. Joss Whedon, the creator of such television series as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, has created a show solely distributed by the web: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (drhorrible.com). It stars a few big names, including Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howser, M.D.). Despite the big names beginning Read More
Data drives progress. Until a new breakthrough in the way we store, analyze, and spread information changes, it's hard to reach peak business performance without a strong data backbone. Can your team process information without much of a challenge--at least compared to the competition? Do you have ways to store information about clients, customers, products, services, employees, and investors? Can you make sense of that data with databases, analysis, and reports? Answering those questions is a work in progress for everyone. Read More
When searching for a platform on which to build your online store, you'll probably encounter WooCommerce. Since its release in 2011, it's been downloaded over 5 million times. WooCommerce is an easy-to-use platform that provides all the features you need to build your online store from the ground up. Unless you've used it in the past, however, you might be reluctant to choose it over other popular e-commerce platforms like Shopify, BigCommerce and Magento. 1) Designed Exclusively for WordPress
WooCommerce allows Read More
Working from home is a reality for an ever-growing number of people in the workforce. Taking advantage of the newest advances in the world of technology is essential in helping your employees stay productive at home. Fortunately, business owners can choose from a wide range of tech options and software programs to ease the transition of working from home. Interested in learning more? Here are a few essential technologies to help your employees work efficiently at home.
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