Blackboard Ally: Getting started with alternative accessible formats

The University has deployed Blackboard Ally as a year-long trial. 

We are looking to gather any and all feedback - please share your thoughts with us by emailing it@reading.ac.uk.

 

Alternative accessible formats for your course documents

If you would like to print this guide, please access the PDF version via this link: Blackboard Ally: Alternative accessible formats

The University of Reading is committed to providing you the best learning experience possible. With this goal we have activated Blackboard Ally in your courses.

Ally is an add-on to Blackboard Learn, which focuses on making digital course content more accessible to all students. You will now be able to download any content in this course in the format that fits best with your learning style. PDF, HTML, .EPUB and Audio files are now available for most content items.

Here is a link(More on alternative formats) to more information on formats available as well as what each format offers. Should you have any questions or experience issues while using ALLY please contactact CQSD TEL by emailing it@reading.ac.uk.

1. Find a file

Log into your course and find the file you want.

2. Open the file menu

Select the menu beside the file and select Alternative formats.

alternative formats contextual menu

3. Choose a format

Don’t stick to just one format! Use as many formats as you want.