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Ally: An ELMS-Canvas Accessibility Tool

What is Ally?

Ally is a new ELMS-Canvas tool designed to improve usability and accessibility for teaching and learning and is available to all UMD instructors upon request.

When enabled on your ELMS-Canvas course, Ally automatically scans your original content and performs several steps to make them more accessible.

Ally provides:

  • Alternative formats for students to download (e.g., mp3, electronic braille, HTML, ePub, etc.). Providing students with more accessible original content means they can choose formats that work best for them: HTML for improved reading on mobile phones, Electronic Braille for the visually impaired, and Audio for learning on the go.
  • Accessibility scores for your course
  • Feedback on how to improve your accessibility score

Request Ally to be enabled in your course

  • Email with your course information (course number and semester).
  • A team member will enable it in your course and provide any necessary support.

Training Live and Pre-recorded

Support & Resources

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