Blackboard Ally at the University of Kent
What is Blackboard Ally?
Blackboard Ally is a plugin within the Moodle environment. Ally uses machine learning algorithms to automatically provide alternative formats for course content, giving students immediate access to more accessible alternatives, such as HTML, audio, ePub, electronic Braille and tagged PDF.
Ally is designed to help Schools gain greater insight into the accessibility of their digital course content and enables us to provide all students with immediate access to content in a range of formats that may be more suited to their specific needs. This is in keeping with the requirements of Kent Inclusive Practices (KIPs) which create guidelines for accessible information at the University.
Guidance for staff
Guidance for students
More detailed support information can be found on the Blackboard Ally Help site.
Ally is now available to all staff who have access to Moodle using the self-serve accessible documents using Moodle and Ally guide.
Where to go for help