Blackboard and ReadSpeaker are furthering their partnership to help instructors worldwide improve the accessibility of course content for their students. Currently, ReadSpeaker is Blackboard’s exclusive text-to-speech provider that is fully integrated within Blackboard’s learning management systems, supporting Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Now, as part of this extended collaboration, ReadSpeaker’s text-to-speech technology will also be integrated within Blackboard Ally as an offline audio alternative for course content. This allows students to automatically access an MP3 version of content added by the instructor into the LMS.
Blackboard Ally integrates with an institution's existing LMS and identifies common accessibility issues within course materials. The solution generates a range of more accessible alternatives of the instructor's original content including audio, Semantic HTML, ePub, and electronic Braille. .
To learn more, visit https://www.blackboard.com/accessibility/blackboard-ally.