Ally Guide for Faculty

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Blackboard Ally

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 manualOpens in new window  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)

 

MAIN FUNCTIONS

  • 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

 

ONLINE EDUCATION AND TRAINING (OET)

Polak library south

Pollak Library South PLS-237 

oet@fullerton.edu