Ally is an automated accessibility checker that provides feedback about the accessibility of content within Blackboard. It provides guided instructions for addressing common accessibility barriers while giving instructors an overview of the accessibility of their course. Ally also provides students with the ability to access available alternative formats for some content.
Starting in December 2021, Ally will be enabled in all courses in Blackboard. The accessibility indicator gauges will be visible next to content, and a Course Accessibility Report is also available. Students will see an alternative format indicator that will alert them that an alternative format is available.
The Accessibility Indicator Gauges will alert you if Ally detects a common accessibility barrier is present in your course. Select the Accessibility Indicator Gauge to receive information about this barrier and how to correct it.
*Note: There are certain elements that Ally may flag as inaccessible, but information for correcting this error may not be available. Email the Digital Accessibility team for additional assistance.
No, our goal with Ally is to create a more accessible, inclusive learning environment at UTSA. We know that accessibility is new to some instructors.
Not sure where to start? We have a section dedicated to giving you some helpful tips about how you can start to improve your Course Accessibility Score in just 2 minutes!
Do you still have questions? Click the button below to email our Digital Accessibility Team.