Accessibility & Universal Design
An accessible learning environment is a necessary first step towards a more inclusive experience for all students. Blackboard strives to empower education institutions to create inclusive and accessible learning experiences.
Why Does Creating an Inclusive Environment Matter?
All students benefit from a more inclusive environment. By leveraging pedagogy, content best practices and the right tools and technology, instructors can move towards implementing UDL principles into their courses that help each student take advantage of that benefit, not just those with a disclosed accommodation need.
In Fall 2019 over 2 million alternative formats were downloaded with Blackboard Ally to support improved study habits through diverse forms of engagement and provide increased learner autonomy and choice.
Expand Access to Education through Inclusive and Accessible Learning Experiences
Personalized learning to support the diverse needs of 21st century learners and spark a culture-shift toward inclusive practice for instructors. A seamless integration within existing course workflows, Blackboard Ally for the LMS is available for Blackboard Learn, Open LMS, Canvas, Moodle, and D2L.
Blackboard Ally for WCM
Support diverse district members in accessing important information, school updates, and resources to foster a more inclusive, engaged community. Available for Web Community Manager users, Blackboard Ally for WCM helps ensure your district pages are both accessible and available in mobile-friendly, multi-lingual formats.
Blackboard Ally for Web
Detailed reporting and feedback to systematically eliminate barriers to access at scale, and create a web presence that is responsive to the invisible needs of diverse site visitors. A CMS-agnostic solution, Blackboard Ally for Web provides enterprises with accessibility insights across their public-facing URLs, and allows site visitors to engage web content in a way that works best for them.