AmDee Blog

20 Mar 2017

Benefits of Parent Centers

In this month's guest post, Rene Averitt-Sanzonea mother of 2 children with disabilitiesdiscusses the benefits of Parent Centers. 

Who you gonna call? For those of us who are old enough to remember the movie Ghostbusters this question may have given you a chuckle, but knowing who to call when you are a parent of a child with a disability is not always so easy to figure out. Being a parent alone can send chills down your spine as you are trying to figure out your squirming bundle of joy, but now imagine you have a child with special needs. Yes, the unbounding love is still there, but all of a sudden there is this new language to understand – IFSP, IEP, PLP, Medicaid, ASD, ADD/ADHD, durable medical equipment, LEA, OSEP – just to name a few. I could go on forever with this lingo and the scariest part is I understand every single term! 

13 Mar 2017

7 SEO Statistics for 2017

Navigating through SEO (search engine optimization) can be complicated. What's more complicated is learning to use SEO to your advantage. Check out these 7 statistics to see why SEO is so important.

06 Mar 2017

The 3 Do's of Building a 508 Compliant Website

Are you reaching all of your potential clients? In honor of Disability Awareness Month, we put together a list of tips and tricks for creating an accessible website. 

23 Feb 2017

Behind the Screen : Amar

The Founder of AmDee Discusses His Passion for Development and...Table Tennis? 

In this edition of Behind The Screen, president and founder of Amdee Amar Trivedi answers our questions on his entreprenurial spirit, his travel experiences, and his interesting hobbies. 

17 Feb 2017

Promoting Social Justice During African American History Month

February is African American History Month, an important time to reflect on the momentous strides African Americans have made in the United States of America. However, we must also remember the work that still must be done. 

17 Nov 2016

More Time with Family, Less Time with Social Media

Are you counting down the minutes to turkey, cranberry sauce, and sweet potato casserole? How long has it been since you've seen your family sit around the table and catch up? Holidays are a precious time to unwind and reconnect with the special people in your life.

10 Nov 2016

Once Upon A Time..

There was a story that moved the hearts of readers. It compelled them to get involved, to donate, to support a cause.

02 Nov 2016

Client Testimonial: Center on Technology & Disability

The Center on Technology & Disability is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The Center is designed to increase the capacity of families and providers to advocate for, acquire, and implement effective assistive and instructional technology (AT/IT) practices, devices, and services.

27 Oct 2016

Website Practices: Making it Personal

Getting Personal With Your Website

Today alone, I have used my search engine to look up the hours of operation for a store. I researched the baggage policy for an airline. I asked for directions to a balloon store for a holiday party. Each site that I landed on immediately picked up that I was on my phone. They all recognized that I was in Eastern Virginia. Some took it a step further and displayed ads based on my recent shopping patterns. It was clever & helpful personalization at it's finest.

21 Oct 2016

Client Testimonial: Parents' Place of Maryland

The Parents' Place of Maryland (PPMD) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, and parent center. They help families of children with disabilities and special health care needs throughout Maryland. They hired AmDee to redesign their website in hopes of making it more accessible. Val Englert is the Communications Coordinator for PPMD and below is her testimonial to the services AmDee LLC provided.
What prompted you to seek AmDee’s services? What situation or problem did you need to solve?

Before working with AmDee, our previous website designer was not the best match for our organization. We needed someone that understood our mission and was interested in how to improve our site, especially when it came to being more accessible to users.

Why did you specifically select AmDee for this project?
We selected AmDee specifically because they took the time and energy to figure out our needs and even broke down projects to fit our timeline and budget.
What are the two most significant improvements that have resulted from your work with AmDee?
Our website is now not only more accessible & 508 compliant but it is also more user-friendly.