BeaconLive Product Highlight: Virtual Event Accessibility

Posted by: The BeaconLive Marketing Team

Originally published in December 2008, the WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) was developed and put into place with the goal of providing a single shared standard for web content accessibility that meets the needs of individuals, organizations and governments across the globe. The 2.1 version was published in June 2018—and introduced additional success criteria.

Unfortunately, it’s taken many companies a long time to comply with these guidelines, and limited accessibility to digital content for the hearing-impaired is still a pressing issue. However, with a growing spotlight on accessibility in a variety of industries (we’ve seen this is the case for government organizations, as well as companies in the healthcare and legal spaces), these conditions are really starting to change!

When it comes to product development, BeaconLive has made accessibility a priority—and we wanted to make sure our customers and their respective audiences, particularly those members who are part of the deaf and/or ESL communities, are aware of the services we provide to make attending virtual events a streamlined and pleasant experience for all. Here’s a quick overview of our service offerings that contribute to this mission.

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5 Essentials eLearners Should Be Able to Access on Their CE Platform Dashboards

Posted by: The BeaconLive Marketing Team

For most Continuing Education students enrolled in online programs, convenience is critical. A well-organized content management and delivery platform that enables them to complete their CE compliance requirements from start to finish makes all the difference. And having streamlined access to particular tools within that platform makes their lives a heck of a lot easier.

But not all content management and delivery platforms are created equally. In fact, there are many systems out there that are not built with CE in mind at all. So ask yourself this question: are your Continuing Education eLearners able to quickly access what they need? To be able to answer this question with a resounding yes, ensure these five elements are included on the platform’s dashboard or navigation!

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8 Tips for Creating Mobile-Friendly Continuing Education Content

Posted by: The BeaconLive Marketing Team

We’ve all been there… laboriously trying to zoom in on small screens, straining our eyes to read tiny fonts, and scrolling around a web page both horizontally and vertically, all in an attempt to complete some type of task, research or transaction on an outdated website using our smartphones. It’s a frustrating experience to say the least.

These clunky websites that haven’t adopted modern day best practices are committing a major digital faux pas. They are not leveraging what’s called a “responsive design”—and this is a major reason why they aren’t mobile-friendly.

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7 Signs You Need to Change Your CLE Delivery Platform

Posted by: The BeaconLive Marketing Team

Are you happy with your current solution for CLE delivery? If the answer is no—or even a conflicted hmmm—you are not alone. In fact, recent industry data shows that 26 percent of people are dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with their current Learning Management System. And just a few years ago, Capterra reported that 31 percent of LMS buyers switched over to a different platform.

As Continuing Education demands and best practices change (particularly in the legal world) and technology evolves alongside these changes, the way you deliver, manage and monetize your programs needs to keep up, too. But how do you know if your CLE platform is on par with today’s standards? That’s the topic of this post!

In addition to cost, user-friendly design, and overall reliability—which all obviously play a part in how you evaluate solutions—there are a number of other key factors that can help you make a swift decision with conviction. Here we outline seven reasons why it’s time to say goodbye to your current solution and look for a new CLE platform.

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5 Qualities to Look for in a Topnotch Online CLE Provider

Posted by: The BeaconLive Marketing Team

Recent legal industry survey results show that more than half of attorneys prefer to complete CLE online rather than through live presentations. Online CLE is convenient, it’s cost-effective, and it’s only going to become more prevalent. But unless your firm partners with a particular bar association or organization, selecting the right CLE provider can feel like taking a shot in the dark.

Unfortunately, not all mandatory CLE courses are going to deliver the goods, so it’s important to have ways of weeding out providers that aren’t going to give you the ROI you’re looking for. The following virtual CLE components can help you evaluate your options. Let’s take a look at five qualities to look for in a topnotch online CLE provider!

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