Blackboard Ally Accessibility Tool

A new accessibility tool called Blackboard Ally is now available inside all Blackboard Learn courses.

This new built-in tool guides instructors through the process of creating and making course content more inclusive and accessible for all students. 

Ally automatically checks course content and files in Blackboard for common accessibility issues, such as missing alt text or headers. It also looks for content that is not formatted for screen readers. Ally offers feedback on how to improve content accessibility and creates alternative formats such as audio files, electronic braille and screen-readable PDFs. This tool also improves readability for mobile devices and tablets.

Find more details about using Blackboard Ally in this article provided by the Teaching Innovation and Pedagogical Support (TIPS) team. 

The TIPS team provides support and documentation for faculty and instructors using classroom technology and Blackboard. Faculty can request a consultation online or stop by room 289 in Mullins Library, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For questions, email tips@uark.edu.

Contacts

Kathryn Zawisa, director of academic tech and innovation
University Information Technology Services
479-575-2450, kzawisza@uark.edu

Jennifer Brown, communications strategist
Information Technology Services
479-387-3849, jennb@uark.edu

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