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Improve Usability and Accessibility of Your Content

Your course is full of diverse students with unique learning abilities. Providing students with more accessible content means they can choose formats that work best for them; HTML for improved reading on mobile phones and screen-readers, Electronic Braille for students with visual impairment, and Audio for learning on the go.

How Can Ally Help

Ally automatically scans your content and performs a series of steps to make it more accessible and usable for students with differing needs. Ally updates and adds new features often. Currently, Ally:

  • automatically checks course materials against WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards.
  • provide accessibility scores on supported file types.
  • delivers guidance to instructors to improve accessibility of their course content.
  • provides students with accessible alternative formats such as audio and electronic braille.

Accessibility Score Indicators

Ally measures the accessibility of each file attached to your course and shows you at-a-glance how it scores. Scores range from Low to Perfect. The higher the score the fewer the issues.

 Low: File is not accessible and needs immediate attention.
 Medium: File is somewhat accessible and could use improvement.
 High: File is accessible but could be improved.
 Perfect: File is accessible. No improvement needed.

For files with Low to High scores, Ally shows you the issues and gives a step-by-step guide on how to fix them.

Example of How Ally Works


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