Graphic of the Ally rollout timeline: Timeline marker 1 is titled 2019-2020 Ally Piloted. Timeline marker 2 is titled November 30, 2020 Ally Enabled (Spring 2021 Courses). Timeline marker 3 is titled December 18, 2020 Ally Enabled (All Courses)

Ally Resource Guide

At FSU, we're committed to a quality learning experience for all students. When course content is accessible, everyone benefits, not just those with disabilities. With Ally, you've got a tool that simplifies the process of converting course materials into formats all students can access. Ally works in Canvas to improve the accessibility of your course and make inclusive design more attainable. 

What does Ally do?

  • Scans pages, documents, images, and more
  • Scores content for accessibility and makes automated corrections where possible 
  • Provides easy-to-follow options for addressing inaccessible files
  • Automatically generates alternative formats for student to access 
  • Supports FSU's commitment to a quality, inclusive learning experience for all

 

 

Below you'll find links to several resources designed to help you integrate Ally into your course design process. In addition to these, be sure to register for one of our Ally webinars. You'll get hands-on tips for using Ally and making your course materials more accessible. 

Overview

Browse Ally's key features and link to additional information and resources.

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FAQ

View frequently asked questions about Ally and what students can and can't see.

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Easy Fixes

Check out simple ways to get started and immediately increase course accessibility.

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File Formats

Need to address an inaccessible course file? Learn how to make files accessible.

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Libraries

Get help from FSU Libraries to locate and support accessible course materials.

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Webinars

Register now and learn how to use Ally to make your course content accessible.

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Accessible Content Benefits Everyone!

Alternative formats aren't limited to a select few. Students with undiagnosed disabilities, ESL learners, students prone to eye strain, and those who prefer having multiple ways to review course content all benefit when course materials are offered in a variety of formats.

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Flexibility

Students can use downtime (like their commute to class) for listening to and reviewing course materials.

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Portability

Mobile-friendly content helps students access content from any location, without the need for computer or internet. 

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Adaptability

Auditory learners and students with a first language other than English can listen to text, not just read it.