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Providing Accessible Content - The Tools

There are various tools available to assist instructors in providing accessible course content to allow all students to learn. See the tools below to learn more about each tool and how you can use them. You can also view a comparison of the tools: Accessibility Tools Comparison

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Ally LogoCreate a more inclusive course environment by making content accessible. Ally will enable you to detect accessibility issues in files you uploaded to a course. The tool will provide suggestions on how to fix any issues found. Students (and instructors) will have the ability to download alternate formats of files you uploaded instructors can disable this feature for specific files if needed. Students (and instructors) can also access alternate formats for Canvas content.

For more information visit the On-Demand module in the myCETL course in Canvas.
Ally Information for Students - available in the Canvas Student Resources course (help icon in Canvas).

Canvas Accessibility Checker

Canvas Accessibility Checker in toolbar

Check individual content items in Canvas by using the built-in Canvas Accessibility Checker.

Microsoft Accessibility Checker

Microsoft Word and PowerPoint provide a built-in accessibility checker that will be able to list any accessibility issues found in a file opened in either application. A sidebar on the right will list any issues found and information is provided on how to fix the listed issues. You can launch the accessibility checker when you start creating content in a new file. The sidebar will alert you as you go if any issues are found.

Video: How to use the Microsoft Accessibility Checker