Early in the development of the Flexible Education model it was decided to enhance our offering to disabled students, and mitigate some of the issues raised by online learning for those populations, by using the Ally plug-in for Moodle.
What does Ally do?
- Ally automatically checks Moodle course materials against international standards as part of the accessibility requirements for public sector bodies.
- Provides guidance to teaching & professional services staff on how to improve accessibility of their Moodle course content.
- Provides students with alternative formats in which to download documents posted by teaching & professional services staff in Moodle, to increase accessibility and provide choice.
- Provides College with institution- and course-wide accessibility and engagement data.
A handful of courses are piloting the use of Ally in Term 3 of the 20/21 academic year. This will inform and prepare College for a fuller rollout of the service in the 21/22 academic year.
The E-Learning Team have published information about Ally and how it supports inclusive education