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Blackboard Ally

What is Blackboard Ally?

Blackboard Ally is an award-winning accessibility solution that integrates seamlessly with Blackboard and helps make digital course content more accessible for all students. 
Blackboard Ally scans files uploaded into Blackboard and searches for common accessibility issues. With Blackboard Ally, students are able to download alternative accessible file formats such as HTML, Audio, and Electronic Braille. Providing students with more accessible content allows students to choose the format that works best for them.
Blackboard Ally provides faculty with detailed feedback and support. Through Blackboard Ally, instructors can learn more about accessibility issues, why accessibility matters, and how to manage issues as they arise. In addition, Blackboard Ally provides guidance and tips for lasting improvements to content accessibility.

Training Video: Ally for Instructors

With Blackboard Ally, ensuring and providing an accessible learning experience is now easier than ever. This video covers Blackboard Ally: what it is, what is does, and how to use it. Learn all the features of Ally, the user interface within Blackboard, and how to use the tool to identify and fix accessibility issues with course content. 

After viewing this video, EOS encourages faculty to explore our Self-Guided Learning page.

Download Ally for Instructors accessible PowerPoint