Monitor and improve accessibility on your district and school sites
Blackboard Ally is available for Web Community Manager (WCM).
Ally checks accessibility of files uploaded to your site manager. All new and existing content is checked. Checks are made automatically and in real-time against our accessibility checklist based on key areas of the WCAG 2.1 A.A. standard.
Ally then performs a series of steps to help make your content more accessible.
- Provide an institution-wide course content accessibility report
- Give feedback on the accessibility of your content
- Provide step-by-step instructions on improving the accessibility of your content
- Generate alternative formats for students to download
Blackboard Ally provides a site-wide content accessibility report that allows for deep insight and understanding into how the institution is performing and evolving from a content accessibility point of view. This report helps track progress and can help highlight problem areas and identify initiatives that can further help improve accessibility at the institution.
You can find the Ally accessibility report in Site Manager. From Site Manager, find the site or section you want to view. Select Overview in the Ally Accessibility Report.
Accessibility scores and feedback
From the Accessibility report, you can see an accessibility score for each file attached to your site.
Mae sgoriau yn amrywio o Isel i Perffaith. Po uchaf y sgôr po leiaf y problemau.
- Isel (0-33%): Angen Help? Mae problemau hygyrchedd difrifol.
- Canolig (34-66%): Ychydig yn well. Mae'r ffeil rhywfaint yn hygyrch ac mae angen gwella.
- Uchel (67-99%): Bron yno. Mae'r ffeil ar gael ond mae rhagor o welliannau yn bosibl.
- Perffaith (100%): Perffaith! Ni nododd Ally unrhyw broblemau hygyrchedd ond efallai y bydd gwelliannau pellach yn bosibl o hyd.
Ally creates alternative formats of files based on the original. These formats are made available with the original file so visitors to your site can find everything in one convenient location.
You don’t need to do anything. The alternative formats are created for you.