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Blackboard Ally Basics

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Blackboard Ally focuses on making digital course content more accessible and building a more inclusive learning environment.  This improves the student experience by helping them take clear control of course content with usability, accessibility, and quality in mind.

  • Automatically checks course materials for accessibility issues against WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards and Section 508!
  • Generates alternative accessible formats using advanced Machine Learning Algorithms. 
  • Helps guide instructors on how to improve the accessibility of their course content and alter future behaviors.
  • Provides instruction-wide reporting on content accountability too.

What's more, Ally works behind the scenes with the instructor.  All students see are more options for course content.

Blackboard Ally Information Video (3 minutes)

EKU Instructional Design Center (IDC) - Spring 2019 Support Hours

During the Spring 2019 term, Jennifer Perkins, from EKU’s Instructional Design Center, will be available for online consultation to answer questions about digital and web accessibility. Log into the Collaborate web-conferencing open office Monday through Thursday (excluding spring break and holidays) between 11 a.m. and noon to speak directly with Jennifer. Screen-sharing, chatting, and an audio connection are available.

Accessibility Basics for Documents (basic tutorial)

The IDC website also offers a section on web and digital accessibility.

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