Blackboard Ally named 2021 Trendsetter of the Year by EdTech Digest5 May 2021 2 min reading
Blackboard Ally, our Partner’s solution to increase the accessibility of digital content, won the EdTech Trendsetter Award 2021 and was named the Trendsetter of the Year 2021.
In its 11th year, EdTech Digest Awards, are the largest recognition program in the field of educational technologies. These awards are presented by EdTech Digest for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners around the world. Their goal is to appreciate the best and brightest in the industry – innovators, leaders and trendsetters – and to promote the most interesting products and services for education.
The EdTech Trendsetter Award, won by Blackboard Ally, recognizes innovative products or services that set trends in the education technology industry and support the learning process.
Blackboard Ally is a tool that enables creating more accessible and inclusive digital course content. for all learners. Ally automatically checks for accessibility issues and generates alternative content formats that are engineered to work better with assistive technologies, mobile devices, and e-learning platforms such as Moodle. Ally also provides feedback to teachers on how to improve the accessibility of their course content and institution-wide reports on digital content accessibility to drive further improvements for people with special educational needs, such as students with disabilities.
“On our mission to advance learning, we’re committed to ensuring all learners can access content in a format that fits their unique needs, devices and preferences” – said Dan Loury, Senior Product Management Director for Blackboard Ally. – “We’re proud of this recognition and we will continue to work to make learning equitable, inclusive and accessible for all”.
How does Blackboard Ally make learning inclusive and accessible? Check on your own! Download The Book of Ally – a free compendium of 45 reports, case studies and blog posts created in close collaboration with the Ally User Community over the past two years. The book provides an interesting documentation of the evolving landscape of digital accessibility and inclusion in higher education.