Overview

Ally is an accessibility tool integrated into Canvas. For students, Ally provides alternative formats of native Canvas content and most documents shared through Canvas. For faculty, Ally scans for and provides instructions on addressing common accessibility issues found in documents and images* uploaded to Canvas.

Ally also currently scans for common issues in native Canvas content but does not provide adequate tools or instructions for addressing issues found in native Canvas content. For addressing issues in native Canvas content, please use the Accessibility Check tool (UDOIT) and/or the native Canvas Accessibility Check tool in your Canvas sites.

*While Ally provides tools for adding Alt Text to image files, the Alt Text entered through Ally is not saved in Canvas and will be lost if the university switches to another accessibility tool. Please use the Accessibility Check tool (UDOIT) and/or the native Canvas Accessibility Check tool in your Canvas sites to add Alt Text to embedded images in Canvas content.

What to focus on with Ally

Improving accessibility in digital content benefits all users, but fixing inaccessible content can be challenging. Ally provides step-by-step instructions for fixing many common accessibility issues. As you become familiar with accessibility in digital content, we hope building accessibility into digital content becomes a normal part of your content creation.

Document Structure

Significantly improve accessibility as you create documents by doing these five things:

OR: Replace your document with a permalink from the OSU Valley Library.

Other Actions to Improve Accessibility

Some issues can’t be fixed easily, and it is better to replace or remove the content

More Resources and FAQs

Student Resources

Faculty Resources

Frequently Asked Questions about Ally