The status quo we faced
The list could go on forever and ever, so let’s just say that the situation was horrible.
We had to do something about it. And we are glad we did.
AllyRight has become a very powerful website security and compliance tool with more types of audits than any other tool.
Or maybe not the typical startup story
There is one difference in our story, compared to the stories of most startups. While most companies and entrepreneurs wait to be mega successful to give back to the community, we have made it a priority from “day 0”. Creating powerful software that helps organizations to stay in compliance with accessibility and privacy laws, as well as keep their website secure and performing flawlessly, is not enough for us. We rolled up our sleeves and got to work on improving the community.
Many have criticized us, saying that we should just focus on the business and not entertain any “distractions”. Well, tell the people we help that their lives are just distractions.
These critics argued that launching a business and making it successful is already hard enough; that we should just focus on releasing a minimum-variable product (a fancy term to describe a product that barely works) and make money, then more money, and one day, maybe, give back to the community – if there are tax credits involved.
In short, they said we should just create a mediocre, make money, and live happily ever
But … we love challenges, hate mediocre products and (Sigh) how could we be truly happy with some many inequalities and inequities in the world. We created AllyRight to be a force of good.
AllyRight audited 100+ million pages and found 3.6 billion errors, bugs, vulnerabilities, and compliance violations.
The status quo we faced
Yes, imagine not being able to use most of the mobile and computer applications that you use, and not being able to visit most of the websites that you visit. Again, we had to do something about it. In addition to creating awesome software that helps organizations to make their websites accessible to people with disabilities, we also work with nonprofit organizations that do beautiful work on empowering people to live with their abilities.
Gender Pay Gap
We could not just focus on making money, ignoring these realities.
In addition to ensuring we provide truly equal opportunities to all, we decided to use our skills to make a difference. We spent several months researching the gender gap in technology jobs. We analyzed the public and private sectors, as well as academia to determine the extent of the gender gap. The results shocked us deeply We will soon publish the report showing the staggering truth of gender inequality in technology.