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Blackboard Ally works with My Dundee to gauge the accessibility of your content. Ally provides guidance and tips for lasting improvements to your content accessibility.

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The launch of Blackboard Ally coincides with the new legislation regarding digital accessibility. As of 23, September 2019, every new resource you publish is required by law to be accessible to everyone who needs to use it. Don’t worry if that sounds a bit scary; we’ve created a stress-free set of guidelines to help you navigate through the world of accessibility in education. However, before creating accessible content, you should first understand why it’s so important. Read the section Accessibility in Education below to find out what accessibility means and who it affects.

Accessibility in Education

What is accessible education and who is it for?


1/3 of the UK population experience some form of impairment at any one time. This can be…


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We are all unique in age race, language, approach to learning, abilities and disabilities. Accessible education acknowledges the need for a service a diverse as its students.

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The goal is to create a system where no student experiences a barrier to learning and every student has equal opportunity to learn.

Created by students Emma Tennant, Emily Turnbull and illustrations by Daisy Hutton

Updated on 12/04/2023

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