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Accessibility Checker (Ally) in CI Learn: The Basics

Accessible Content is better content.
Your class is full of diverse students with unique learning abilities. Providing them with more accessible original content means they can choose formats that work best for them: HTML for improved reading on mobile phones, Electronic Braille for the visually impaired, and Audio for learning on the go. Ally automatically scans your original content, and performs a series of steps to make them more accessible.

What does it do? What do the indicators mean?

The checker measures the accessibility of each file and image in your course and shows you an at-a-glance gauge of how it scores. Scores range from Low to Perfect. The higher the score the fewer the issues. Items with low scores are red, items with medium scores are orange, and items with high or perfect scores are green. The placement of the indicator on the gauge also designates the score; the indicator is on the left side of the gauge for low scores and on the right side for high scores.

Low: Item is not accessible and needs immediate attention.
Medium: Item is somewhat accessible and could use improvement.
High: Item is accessible but could be improved.
Perfect: Item is accessible. No improvement needed.

Red Indicator- 'Needs help!'.
Orange Indicator- 'A little better'.
Lime Green Indicator- 'Almost there'.
Green Indicator- 'Perfect!'.
Accessibility Score Indicators

The basic workflow is to click on the indicator, read the feedback, improve your file, and increase your score.

Viewing Score Details

Clicking on the indicator next to an item opens the accessibility score details. Click ‘All issues’ to see every issue in the file and decide which issue to fix first. Follow the prompts laid out to go step-by-step.

Specific directions on fixing issues will be provided in the Fixing Issues Article.

Updated on April 21, 2020

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