Accessibility and Ally

Event description

  • Free

This 45-minute workshop is reserved for ASU faculty, staff and TAs.

This workshop will be held online and will not be recorded. The use of automated bots, AI assistants, or other meeting recording devices is prohibited without the prior approval of event coordinators.


Accessibility and Ally

Learn about the tools to make course content accessible to all users and comply with Student Accessibility, SAILS, recommendations.

Ally -- Ally works supplementary with Canvas to gauge additional accessibility conditions of course content. Additionally, it provides guidance and tips for lasting improvements to a content to comply with accessibility standards.

Canvas's Accessibility Tool -- The Canvas Rich Content Editor includes an accessibility tool that checks common accessibility errors within the editor.

Topics in this session will include:

  • Using Canvas's Accessibility tool
  • A walkthrough of the Ally program
  • How to understand and adjust content to accessibility recommendation standards
  • Offering alternative file formats for users to download
  • Best practice and benefits of accessibility standardizing

Target Audience: ASU Educators and Designers with experience and access to an ASU Canvas course and previous experience using Canvas is recommended to quickly navigate multiple features being covered. No prior knowledge or experience in accessibility or using the Ally tool is necessary, but having document files or course content in a Canvas course is recommended to participate during the workshop.


Important Details:

  • Participants will attend remotely via Zoom and a link to Zoom room will be emailed in the registration confirmation and the morning of the training.
  • An ASU Zoom account will be required to join this session.
  • Please register using your ASU email.
  • Time is based on Arizona time.
  • Registration closes 15 min before the event start time.

For questions, please email:

Event contact

Learning Experience Design

Wednesday, July 24, 2024


10:00 am10:45 am (MST)