Blackboard Ally for LMS helps make digital course content more accessible by automatically providing alternative formats (such as semantic HTML, audio, ePub, and electronic Braille) and providing instructor feedback and guidance on fixing accessibility issues in a course.
The Accessibility Management Platform is available for all members of the University of Alabama community. AMP is a web-based tool that evaluates web and PDF accessibility through automated, guided manual, and functional testing and generates reports. AMP allows web developers and content managers to prioritize web accessibility efforts; it also offers best practices, remediation steps, and code examples to educate and guide users to repair issues.
Texthelp offers a collection of Mac and PC desktop software, Google Chrome apps and extensions, and iOS and Android apps that support reading, writing, language learning, and STEM subjects. The tools are freely available to UA students, faculty, staff, and departments for use on both personal and University-owned devices and can be accessed via the software catalog on the OIT website.
ZoomText for Windows screen-magnification/text-to-speech software is available campuswide and may be installed on all UA-owned computers connected to the campus network. Users can adjust screen magnification, color schemes and contrast, and have on-screen content read to them. Departments are encouraged to install it on all public computers and departmental images to ensure widespread distribution across campus. UA’s license does not include installation on computers owned by students, faculty, and staff.