Cal State Fullerton is committed to making content accessible for all students regardless of disability. Therefore we implemented the BLACKBOARD ALLY. Ally is a tool that helps faculty improve the accessibility of course documents. With ALLY, students view course documents in various formats that support different learning needs.
It is important to note that BLACKBOARD ALLY is just one tool of many used for improving content accessibility and student inclusion.
MAIN FUNCTIONS OF BLACKBOARD ALLY
- 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 document accessibility.
To learn more about BLACKBOARD ALLY:
Visit the Blackboard Ally in the Canvas Resource Center ,
View the guides linked below, or
Contact the FDC for a one-on-one consult.