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How Accessible Is Your Website?

Did you know that a routine boilerplate included in many grant agreements (especially those from government sources) stipulates the receiving organization agrees that their website complies to accessibility standards? How confident are you that your website meets WCAG 2.0 standards? Right. That’s what I thought. Fortunately, there are some super easy tools you can use that are free of charge to check and I wrote an article for ArtsHacker.com today that them points out along with walking you though how to use them.

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If Only Every Complex Topic Could Be Explained This Way

Show of hands: your IT or web provider is telling about some issue or another and even though you’re nodding away in agreement you have zero clue what s/he is talking about. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every tech issue could be put into terms you can easily wrap your head around? For example, the topic of why installing theme and plugin updates on an open source website publishing platform (WordPress, Joomla, Drupla, etc.) are important but how installing said updates can also cause problems if you don’t go about it the […]

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Keeping Tabs On Your Internet Speed

Budgets are tight enough already, the last thing anyone wants to do is pay for something a provider isn’t delivering. To that end, something every office has is an internet connection but it never surprises me to see how few actually test their connection speeds to confirm they are getting what they pay for. Granted, internet service providers (ISP) and their ability to deliver the connection speeds they promise have come a long way in the last few years, but it never hurts to confirm. And if your organization operates in a […]

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San Antonio Symphony Gets Hit With A Data Breach

The 2/14/2017 edition of the San Antonio Express-News published an article by David Hendricks that reports on a data breach at the San Antonio Symphony (SAS). According to the report, hackers managed to secure “the names, birth dates, social security numbers and addresses for about 250 employees.” The data breach, which is thought to have occurred Monday and was discovered that afternoon, didn’t compromise data for donors, season-ticket holders or other patrons, said symphony President David Gross. “None (of those) were at risk. That information is kept separately and is protected by […]

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Betty White Wants You To Change Your [*******] Password Already!

I realized earlier this week that it has been awhile since I posted a reminder about updating the passwords you use for personal and business accounts. As such, let’s get down to it. It Takes More Than Capitalizing The First Letter Of Your Old Password The sad truth is most passwords are awful; they are easy for hackers to crack because they are common phrases or numerical sequence like “123456.” And changing your password from “mahlerrox1” to “Mahlerrox1” doesn’t count as an improvement. Fortunately, improving this part of your online security is […]

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