John Scott on Accessibility Trends and Ally Usage

03 Apr, 2020

John Scott on Accessibility Trends and Ally Usage

BCNM alum John Scott recently published research findings titled "Accessibility Trends and Ally Usage: Doctoral-Granting Universities" within a series titled "Inclusive Learning Series: Research Insights from the Ally Community." In the findings, Scott looked at accessibility and inclusion in academic settings with data from Blackboard Ally, focusing on doctoral-granting universities.

From the research study:

Over the last several years, digital accessibility and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) have emerged as key priorities in higher education. While many articles emphasize the benefits of accessibility and UDL to all students, there remains a lack of empirical insights into the extent of accessibility issues with course content in the Learning Management System (LMS) as well as adoption of UDL tools by faculty and students. Analyzing data collected from the Blackboard Ally software, this paper focuses on content accessibility and tool usage at “Doctoral-granting Universities” as defined by the Carnegie Basic Classification system.

Read more about the study and its findings here.