Blackboard Ally Accessibility Checklist

Accessibility Checklist

Ally’s accessibility checklist is based on WCAG 2.1 AA (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines). This is an international accessibility standard, and most of the new legislation and legal requirements worldwide aligns with this standard. 

Accessible course content makes it easier for everyone to read and access your materials and can help improve overall quality and usability. There are many low-effort adjustments you can make to start creating more accessible content. 

  • Use a font size of at least 12px.
  • Have sufficient contrast between text and background. (Use a tool like the Colour Contrast Analyser from The Paciello Group to check the contrast of your text.)
  • Use proper heading styles.
  • Use a logical heading structure.
  • Add alternative descriptions to images that convey the full meaning of the image.
  • Use tables for tabular data only.
  • Ensure that all tables have column headings.
  • Use built-in list functionality for all lists.
  • Ensure that all links have text that describes the target.
  • Use built-in PowerPoint slide templates.
  • Don’t use scanned PDFs.
  • Ensure that all PDFs are tagged

You can download a printable version of this checklist here: Accessibility Checklist


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