We’ve decided to pledge our support to Open to All, a national nonprofit campaign based around the idea that everyone should be welcome regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, immigration status, religion, or disability.
Accessibility is a topic close to our hearts here at Alley as a matter not of technical compliance but of inclusive product design. Inclusive design holds that “disability” is as much a function of the product as it is the user, and that in fact, there is no typical user. America’s legal system, unfortunately, lags
Recently, Jeff Stanger wrote a post on vetting a web firm, after seeing non-profit site managers bemoan the pain that can be caused by a bad site build. While it is crucial to hire a good web development firm, there are also some steps that you can take internally to make for a better build.
Read our DEI pledge and the steps we plan to take to help make Alley and our industry a better and more inclusive space for people of all backgrounds.
Here are our recommendations for selecting a quality-obsessed web partner and then managing the redesign project.
Alley is committed to amplifying the unique voices, experiences, and career advancement of women, black, indigenous, people of color, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities. It is our responsibility to address the shortcomings in the technology industry so we can begin to include and diversify not only our employee base, but also the communities we invest in.
2020 was certainly not anyone’s favorite year. The way many of us live and work changed totally, and that was no different for us here at Alley. We usually take this time to share some of our successes and exciting announcements for the year, but instead we’ll be looking back at some ways we, and our clients, tried to make the world a little better in 2020.