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Where do I find Ally in my course?

Contact the Accessible Media Coordinator

Robert Starr
Accessible Media Coordinator

Assistive Technology Initiative
MS: 6A11
Voice: 703-993-5644
Fax: 703-993-4743
rstarr@gmu.edu

Contact the IT Accessibility Coordinator

Kristine Neuber
IT Accessibility Coordinator

Assistive Technology Initiative
MS: 6A11
Voice: 703-993-9815
Fax: 703-993-4743
kneuber@gmu.edu

Have Assistive Technology Questions? Contact Us!

Jackie Servello
Assistive Technology Specialist

Assistive Technology Initiative
MS: 6A11
Voice: 703-993-4329
Fax: 703-993-4743
jservell@gmu.edu

Have questions? Contact the ATI:

Assistive Technology Initiative
MS: 6A11
Voice: 703-993-4329
Fax: 703-993-4743
ati@gmu.edu

Ally flags all images and/or documents (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, and PDF) that have been uploaded to your Blackboard course with an Accessibility score.
 
green, orange, and red accessibility score icons show to the left of the image or document 

NOTE: Ally has been turned on by default for all Fall 2020 courses. If you do not see Accessibility Score icons to the left of any of your files, it is possible that Ally is not activated in your course.

To make sure Ally is activated in your course, do the following:

  • Open your Blackboard Course.
  • In the Course Management section, click on Control Panel > Customization > Tool Availability.
  • In the Tool Availability table, make sure the Available checkboxes next to Accessibility Report and Ally are checked.
  • Click the Submit button.

You should now see the Accessibility Score icons in your course. If you are still having issues, please contact the ATI Office.