Technology Overview

The Anthology Ally tool within myCourses automatically reviews course materials against accessibility standards and provides just-in-time training for instructors. Students also get access to automatically-generated alternative file formats for many course materials. Ally is a proactive approach to accessibility and is intended to complement existing services provided by the Disability Services Office (DSO) and the Department of Access Services (DAS).

Use Case and Benefits

  • Provides assessment regarding overall course accessibility in one easy to use dashboard
  • Ability to check content uploaded to myCourses against current accessibility standards
  • Provides detailed, step-by-step instructions on recommended content remediation
  • Provides students with the ability to download download alternative formats of course materials

Accessing the Technology

Browser-based tool accessed through myCourses.