This section gives you step-by-step instructions and best practices to make your documents accessible to people with disabilities. When your documents are accessible, you unlock your content to everyone and people with differing abilities can read your content and work with your files. You learn, for example, how to add alt texts to images so that people using screen readers are able to listen to what the image is all about. You’ll also learn how to use colors and styles to maximize the inclusiveness of your documents before sharing them with others.

Please visit links below with instructions to make your documents accessible:

Check Word Accessibility

Make & Check PDF’s Accessible

Accessbility on Canvas (Blackboard Ally)

Lecturer – Improve the accessibility of your course content.

Blackboard Ally works seamlessly with your Learning Management System (LMS)to gauge the accessibility of your content. Ally provides guidance and tips for lasting improvements to your content accessibility.

  • Receive feedback on the accessibility of your content
  • Improve content accessibility with Ally’s step-by-step instructions

In addition to providing you with insight to your content accessibility, Ally automatically creates alternative versions of your files. This allows students to choose the type of file they want that best suits their needs. While you’re in the process of improving files, students still access alternative copies.

Click here for Lecturer Guide

Student – Learn your own way with Blackboard Ally.

Ally creates alternative files that are easier to use by all students. Ally works within your online course so it’s available right where you need it.

Click here for Student Guide

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