The overview shows you how all site content at your institution is performing by month or year. It shows you the overall accessibility score, the total number of sections and content on the site, as well as accessibility issues found.

Use the period type menu to view the report by month or year. Export the report for more details.

More on the CSV export


Accessibility score

This line graph shows the accessibility score for the entire site over a select period of time. For example, if you select By month in the period type menu, you can compare performance over many months.

  • By year: The average of the accessibility scores of all content items on your site year by year.
  • By month: The average of the accessibility scores of all content items on your site month by month.

The report also compares the accessibility score of content with and without Ally. What does that mean?

It’s a comparison of the overall accessibility score before and after improvements are made to content. All content receives an initial accessibility score before anything is done by or in Ally to improve it. This is “Without Ally”. As improvements are made, the accessibility score of content updates. This updated score is “With Ally”.

The higher the score the better your content is performing.

Point to a period on the line graph to see the scores. Select a period to view more details for that period in the Total sections, Total files, Total pages, Overall accessibility score, and Accessibility issues reports. You can also select a new period in the current period menu.

With your keyboard, press Tab to navigate through each period on the graph. Press Spacebar to select it.


Total sections, pages, and files

View the total number of files in the selected time period in the Total files report. View the number of sections and web pages in the Total sections and Total pages reports. These reports compare the current period to the period before.

In the Total files report, color represents different file types. Point to a file type to see the total number on the site in that time period and an accessibility score for that type.

Screen reader users can press Tab to move through the hidden Total files table.

Select a new period from the Accessibility score line graph or current period menu to view a different period.


Overall accessibility score

View the accessibility score for the selected period. Compare the current period with the previous period.

Select a new period from the Accessibility score line graph or current period menu to view a different period.


Accessibility issues

See a list of accessibility issues found in the selected period. Select a new period from the Accessibility score line graph or current period menu to view a different period.

Issues at the top of the list should be addressed first. Ally looks at the how often the issue occurs and the accessibility score to determine the priority. Select Severe, Major, or Minor to sort the issues by severity.

At-a-glance you can determine basic information for each issue.

  • File type
  • Accessibility issue
  • Severity
  • Total number of items with the issue

Select an issue to see a full description of the issue and the sections impacted.

From the Sections with this accessibility issue table, you see the section name, the number of items in the section with the issue, and the accessibility score.

Select Back to overview to return to the Ally accessibility report overview. Select the report period menu to compare sections with this issue in a different period.

Select a section to see the items with this issue.

See the list of items with the accessibility issue and the accessibility score.

Select Back to issue to return to the Sections with this accessibility issue list. Select Export section to download the individual section report. Select a file to see it. Select Go to section to visit the section homepage.

Does the report show deleted or fixed issues?

View previous months. If an issue has been fixed since then, it is indicated.


Improve an item's accessibility

Once you know the accessibility score, you can begin to explore the accessibility issues and improve your content to raise the score. Accessible documents are important for all audiences, and Ally gives you the tools to understand common issues and improve your course files.

From the Accessibility issues table, find a specific content item with an accessibility issue. Select the content item's accessibility score indicator to open the feedback panel.

More on improving item accessibility