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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) Information

Accessibility Basics for Documents (basic tutorial)

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

Contact Information

IT Service Desk