What is Ally

Blackboard Ally

Blackboard Ally is a tool that helps ensure digital teaching material is accessible to all students.

lackboard Ally is a tool that helps ensure digital teaching material is accessible to all students. Once a resource is uploaded to Blackboard, it automatically generates several alternative formats to allow students to select which is most compatible with their learning needs. These include: HTML for easier access on mobile phones; tagged PDF for use with assistive technology like screen readers and even MP3 for revising on the go. In addition, Ally also provides personalised feedback for staff on their resource; highlighting any accessibility issues and explaining how to amend them.

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MP3

Auditory learning. Revising on the go!

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Tagged PDF

For screen reader technology

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ePUB

Reading as an ebook on mobile device

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HTML

Easier access on mobile phones

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Electronic Braille

For the visually impaired


This short video by Blackboard Ally explains what the software offers and why it’s so important

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

Updated on 05/10/2021

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