Ally in bCourses

Ally is a set of tools within bCourses that helps make course content more accessible by delivering  the following functionality:

  • Allow students to automatically generate “Alternative Formats” for course files, and makes them available for download. These formats include Tagged PDF, HTML, BeeLine Reader, Electronic Braille, ePub, Immersive Reader, and MP3.

  • Provide instructors with visual indicators next to uploaded course documents so instructors can see accessibility scores and learn how to create more accessible source files (note: students cannot access the visual indicators).

  • Assess the accessibility of uploaded content based on WCAG guidelines(link is external)

  • Create an institutional report allowing UC Berkeley leadership to assess the accessibility of uploaded course documents over time

  • Translation of documents and Canvas Page content in over 70 languages.

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