Alternative formats

A list of resources that can help make learning materials more accessible.


Blackboard Ally

If you have accessed a file on Blackboard (MOLE) that was difficult to read, Blackboard Ally automatically creates different formats for you to download within your Blackboard course. You can choose the version that’s right for you.

Please see the Blackboard Ally webpage for more information and instructions.

Please contact Digital learning if you have any queries about accessing alternative formats on your Blackboard course.

Sensus Access

Sensus Access enables you to convert image-based PDFs, JPEGs and other files into an accessible format such as text or audio files.

RNIB Bookshare

RNIB Bookshare provides free accessible textbooks and images to support disabled learners who have difficulty reading standard print.

Dolphin Easyreader

If you have low vision, blindness or dyslexia it can be frustrating trying to find good accessible books. EasyReader, is an accessible reading app, with access to 100,00s of books:

  • The world's largest collection of accessible book and newspaper services.
  • Designed for readers with dyslexia, low vision or blindness
  • Available for IOS, Android or Windows
  • Recommended by the RNIB

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