Ally Alternative Formats in Canvas

Ally automatically generates alternative formats for all content on Canvas for students and teachers, and provides Canvas teachers access to reports to give feedback and guidance to increase awareness on the accessibility of their content. This article gives a quick general overview of the tool.

The University of Galway's Canvas site is enhanced by the 'Ally' tool. This tool automatically generates alternative formats for materials posted up onto Canvas to improve accessibility for users with varying needs. Amongst the conversions are from Word or PDF to audio (mp3), and smaller file formats. 

This tool has had an impact on both learners and those teaching courses, and it helps to promote the principles of inclusiveness and accessibility.