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What is Ally?

How do I access alternative formats in my course?




What is Ally?

Ally is a tool within myLesley, which creates alternative files that are easier to for all students to use. Ally creates multiple alternative formats including readable text for screen readers, pictures with captions, and easy-to-navigate content. You can download these alternative formats anywhere that files are used.


For more information, view the video tutorial below:




How do I access alternative formats in my course?

To access alternative formats of your files, select the file you wish to access. Hover your mouse over the file name until a chevron appears.

screenshot of chevron next to file name


Click the chevron to open a menu. Select Alternative Formats.

screenshot: select alternative formats


Select a format and click Download.

select alternative format type: HTML, ePub, electronic braille, or audio


Your file will download. This may take several minutes.


For more information, see Ally Help for Students.