Ally 2.7.5 | Release to production: August 10, 2023

New features

Guidance is now available for password-protected files 

Instructors accessing the Ally Instructor Feedback for password-protected files can now find additional Ally guidance and instructions to learn how to remove passwords to improve the file for students.

Ally's Instructor Feedback highlighting the password protected issue in PDF files

What and Why information panels are now available for videos flagged with automated or no captions 

As part of our ongoing efforts to expand support for Video content, instructors who access Ally Instructor Feedback for WYSIWYG or HTML files containing videos flagged with automated or no captions can now discover an informative “What it means” section. This addition provides valuable context about the significance of captions for video content.

What this means screen for the "Item has videos with automated or no captions"


Bugs fixes and improvements

  • Fixed an accessibility issue where a decorative image from the Ally instructor feedback was not hidden from screen readers. 
  • Fixed an issue where the file preview of some PowerPoint files was not displayed correctly in the Ally Instructor Feedback panel.