Ally

Filters ::: filter_ally
Maintained by Open LMS LogoOpen LMS Development, Nicolaas Matthijs, Blackboard Ally
The Ally filter provides accessibility scores and tools for files uploaded to Moodle by teachers. It also provides alternative download types to enhance accessibility - e.g. audio, braille, etc

Ally 3.11.3

Moodle 3.11
Released: Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 9:48 PM

Ally filter

The Ally filter provides accessibility scores and tools for files uploaded to Moodle by teachers. It also provides alternative download types to enhance accessibility - e.g. audio, braille, etc

Installation

The Ally filter can be downloaded from:

https://github.com/blackboard-open-source/moodle-filter_ally

The filter should be located and named as: [yourmoodledir]/filter/ally

Configuration

For the filter to function it is necessary to download and configure the Ally admin tool:

https://github.com/blackboard-open-source/moodle-tool_ally

Instructions on how to do so are available in the README.md file for the admin tool.

Usage

The filter will be functional after the Ally admin tool has been successfully configured and your Ally representative has finalised the setup.

Non image files

The filter should automatically add two new icons to non-image files created by teachers (.pdf, .doc, .docx, .odt, .ppt, .pptx, .odp, .html). For teachers, a feedback icon and an alternative downloads icon will display. For students, only the alternative downloads icon will display.

Image files

For teachers, a feedback icon will be shown. For any potentially seizure inducing images, a seizure guard will be displayed over the image. For students, only the seizure guard will be shown for images capable of inducing seizures.

Teacher feedback icon

The teacher feedback icon is a little meter indicator with 3 states : * (red) low, requires improvement * (amber) medium, has areas for improvement * (green) high accessibility. On clicking the feedback icon, the feedback modal is displayed. This modal will offer advice on how to improve the accessibility of the file. In some cases the feedback modal will also present options to automatically correct or improve accessibility.

Download accessible versions icon

The download icon allows students to download accessible versions. When clicked, a modal appears where a student can select the alternative version they wish to download.

Uninstall

  1. Remove the tool_ally, filter_ally and report_allylti plugins from the Moodle folder:
    • [yourmoodledir]/admin/tool/ally
    • [yourmoodledir]/filter/ally
    • [yourmoodledir]/report/allylti
  2. Access the plugin uninstall page: Site Administration > Plugins > Plugins overview
  3. Look for the removed plugins and click on uninstall for each plugin.

License for Ally filter

© Open LMS 2017

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

Version information

Version build number
2021112600
Version release name
3.11.3
Maturity
Stable version
MD5 Sum
bef15ef36cdcd240854109a7b89b8641
Supported software
Moodle 3.11
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.11

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
GIT
VCS repository URL

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Filters

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the filter plugin.
  3. Place the folder (eg "myfilter") in the "filter" subdirectory.
  4. Visit http://yoursite.com/admin to finish the installation