Ally is a new tool available within Canvas to help make course material more accessible. It has been adopted across the state of Utah by all USHE institutions.
Integrated within Canvas, Ally helps improve the accessibility and usability of course files and other materials such as images, PDF files, Word and PowerPoint presentations. Wherever an file or link is present Ally will display a visual indicator noting the accessibility rating of that learning object. Clicking on the indicator will provide you with information about how to improve the accessibility of that object. As a reminder, it is important to remember that improving accessibility is a journey and that even small changes can make a big difference.
A few resources are included below to learn more about Ally and how to use it effectively to improve the accessibility of learning materials within Canvas.