Transition Toward Web Accessibility
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3rd Party Sites, Embedded Material and Widgets
Utilize alternative formats for documents
Select the Download Alternative Formats icon wherever you see it to download the content in a different format. When you see this icon, choose the version that is best for your needs!
Access the information you need, the way you need it with Blackboard ALLY. Have you ever found content in your course that was difficult to read, or you wish came in a different format? Now, if your school uses Blackboard Ally, you can download alternative formats of instructor content directly from your course.
Alternative formats provide greater opportunity for everyone to access the information they need in the way they need or want it. With alternative formats all students can meet the same learning objectives using resources that are built to target the needs of the individual student. For example, Blackboard Ally creates audio and electronic braille alternatives for students with visual impairments.
Alternative formats aren't just for a select group of students. Alternative formats benefit everyone. For example, maybe you have a lot of course material to read and get eye strain, or maybe you’re an auditory learner. Listen to an audio format of the learning materials instead. Choose the format, or formats, that best suit your learning needs.
Alternative Formats Available
- Tagged PDF
- Electronic Braille
- BeeLine Reader
- Translated Version
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