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Blackboard Ally

Ally is an accessibility tool which integrates into all DLE pages in Moodle. All files and content have coloured “dials” next to them called Ally Indicators, which indicate the level of accessibility on the file. It also allows you to take control of how you consume the content, by allowing you to download a file in a variety of formats, whether you access content via a smartphone or iPad or if you like to make digital notes on PDFs, Ally automatically generates alternative formats for you to download and consume your teaching material in a personalised manner.


SensusAccess allows you to automatically convert documents into a range of alternate media including audio books (MP3 and DAISY), e-books (EPUB, EPUB3 and Mobi) and digital Braille.

The service can also be used to convert inaccessible documents such as image-only PDF files, JPG pictures and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into more accessible and less tricky formats.

Alternative formats come straight to your inbox.