SLAR has just launched Ally – a unique way of improving the accessibility of your online teaching materials.
Integrating seamlessly with Blackboard, it:
- supports the University in meeting its responsibilities under the new accessibility requirements for public sector websites; and
- allows students to access their learning materials in a variety of automatically created formats, such as audiobook, screen reader or electronic braille; and
- assists academic colleagues in producing more accessible learning materials by scanning each content item and providing simple, in place help for them to make improvements
Ally will be a key component of our new VLE coming in September, but we were so impressed with it, we have turned it on early to give colleagues a heads-up and a chance to try out what is to come.
For more information, please see our online guide (https://eatsupport.tees.ac.uk/staff/knowledgebase/ally-module-leaders-guide/)
To enable Ally in your modules, please contact the Digital Transformation team in SLAR: firstname.lastname@example.org