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Ally increases accessibility of content in Blackboard and Canvas and on KU websites. Ally not only helps individuals who need content in an alternative format for accessibility reasons, Ally provides greater opportunity for everyone to access the information in the way they need or want it.

Ally for LMS (Blackboard and Canvas)

Ally makes online course content more accessible in two main ways: 

  • Providing content in alternative formats: Ally allows students to download any attached documents in a course in several alternative formats.
  • Providing feedback to instructors on the accessibility of their course content: Ally adds an accessibility indicator icon to course items (e.g., documents, images and videos), which helps instructors see at a glance items that are less accessible. By clicking on the icon, the instructor gets more information about what was flagged along with step-by-step instructions for making the item more accessible.

Ally for Web

Ally for Websites. Ally makes websites more accessible by:  

  • Providing documents in alternative formats to webpage visitors: Ally allows visitors to download any attached documents in a website in several alternative formats.
  • Providing feedback to content editors to show where accessibility can be improved: Ally generates an "Accessibility issues table" showing items and their accessibility score. Content editors get specific instructions for updating items (e.g., images, color contrast, link text, etc.) to improve accessibility.

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