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Global Accessibility Challenge Results in More than 89,000 Fixes to Digital Course Content

More than 85 colleges and universities recently participated in the fourth annual Fix Your Content Day challenge, a 24-hour competition aimed at improving the accessibility of digital course content. Participants used Anthology Ally to identify and fix a total of 89,937 accessibility issues for content within their learning management system.

Ally automatically provides alternative formats for course content, such as audio files, translations, and PDFs formatted for mobile devices. It also provides feedback for instructors to help them correct accessibility issues and choose more accessible formats moving forward.

Winners of the challenge were determined by the number of files fixed per number of students enrolled on campus, by region:

"The 24-hour competition that began four years ago has grown into a global movement that is now led by institutional accessibility leaders who understand the imperative of making content more accessible," said Anthology Chairman and CEO Jim Milton, in a statement. "More inclusive learning environments empower all students to access material and learn in a way that works for them, ultimately driving student success."

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Rhea Kelly is editor in chief for Campus Technology, THE Journal, and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected].

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