Ally Guide for Faculty
Cal State Fullerton is committed to making content accessible for all students regardless of disability. To aid us in this project Cal State Fullerton has implemented Blackboard’s ALLY tool.
It is important to note that Ally is just ONE tool to help with improving the accessibility of instructional content and the inclusion of all students.
To learn about Ally, view the guides linked below, visit the Blackboard Ally in Canvas manual in the Canvas Resource Center, or contact OET for a one-on-one consult.
GOAL OF ALLY
- To help make digital content (files like Word, PowerPoint, images, etc.) more accessible within Canvas (our Learning Management System)
- Automatically check course documents (NOT media) against WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards
- Provide students with accessible alternative formats, such as mp3 audio, electronic braille, HTML, ePub, and optical character recognition PDF
- Offer guidance to instructors on how to improve the accessibility of their documents