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Blackboard Ally

How accessible is your content?

Blackboard Ally works seamlessly with the Learning Management System (LMS) to gauge the accessibility of your content. Ally provides guidance and tips for lasting improvements to your content accessibility.

  • Receive feedback on the accessibility of your content
  • Improve content accessibility with Ally's step-by-step instructions

In addition to providing instructors with insight to their content accessibility, Ally automatically creates alternative versions of files. This allows students to choose the type of file that best suits their needs. 

  • Automatically checks course materials against WCAG 2.1 accessibility standards
  • Gives students accessibility and flexibility to download alternative formats such as audio and electronic braille when they see this icon: Blackboard Ally Logo 
  • Delivers accessibility guidance to instructors through the use of Accessibility Indicators that are only visible to instructors in their course. (Pictured below). 
Ally Accessibility Indicators
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