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Use Blackboard's Ally Tool to Provide Accessible Content

Attend a product overview and demo on 9/30 from 2 - 3 p.m.

September 14, 2020 4:07 PM
Overview and Demo: Using Ally to Provide Accessible Content
Wednesday, September 30 from 2:00 p.m.  - 3:00 p.m.


Please attend an overview of Ally, Blackboard’s accessibility software solution that provides full, out of the box integration with Blackboard Learn, Instructure Canvas, D2L Brightspace, and Moodle. 


Providing accessible content is critical to support the needs of learners requiring accommodations for various disabilities, to promote better learning outcomes for all students as they adjust to remote teaching and hybrid learning models during the COVID-19 response, and to proactively address the University System of Maryland’s ongoing efforts to create a more inclusive and accessible learning and working environment for all.

The webinar will include an overview and demo of Ally’s features as well as a presentation by Dr. Mariann Hawken detailing the steps the UMBC Division of Information Technology took to implement and promote adoption of Ally and accessibility awareness on their campus and the benefits derived from their efforts over the last 18 months. This session will be recorded for anyone who is unable to attend. 

Presenters:
  • Joshua Maltby, Account Executive (MD/DC)
  • Tim Henningsen, Senior Solutions Engineer
  • John Michael Scott, PhD., Product Manager for Blackboard Ally
  • Dr. Mariann Hawken, eLearning Manager, UMBC Division of Information Technology