The Ally Tour Podcast

The Ally Tour Podcast
What does inclusive education looks like in our modern age? Blackboard Ally is visiting campuses around the globe to learn how they’re tackling their toughest accessibility challenges and improving the learning experience for all students.

EP07: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville – An Evolution in Access through Empathy
Jan 28 • 38 min
Bringing accessibility and inclusion into the wider conversation as empathy driven culture change.
EP06: College of DuPage - Mapping the journey to success for the diverse needs of many
Dec 5, 2019 • 45 min
Learn how the second-largest community college in the United States uses inclusivity and diversity to enhance success-driven education.
EP05: MUSC - Tackling unique challenges at a health care university
Jul 1, 2019 • 45 min
As a University as well as a hospital, the Medical University of South Carolina doesn’t only look after its students but also its many patients. During this fifth episode, we learn how a medical University faces some unique accessibility challenges,…
EP04: Gaston College – When serendipitous encounters lead to success
Jun 5, 2019 • 43 min
During the fourth episode of the Ally Tour, we learn from the team at Gaston College, North Carolina, how a serendipitous encounter at a conference turned into a success story of bringing accessibility and inclusiveness to their college. We hear from…
EP03: UC Berkeley - A history of free speech, diversity and accessibility
May 1, 2019 • 47 min
As the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, advocacy for minorities and people with disabilities is at the core of UC Berkeley. During the third episode of the Ally Tour, we learn more about Berkeley’s rich history of inclusion and equity, and how…
Ep02: Lesley University - Technology for Social Justice
Mar 27, 2019 • 41 min
In this second episode of the Ally Tour, we speak with the team at Lesley University and how they’ve experienced their inclusivity journey. Built on the core principle of social justice, Lesley University truly embraces an accessibility and inclusivity…
Ep01: Atlantic Cape Community College – Rising up to the Challenge
Feb 27, 2019 • 56 min
After receiving a complaint from the Office of Civil Rights, a Community College faces the tall task of becoming accessible in three years. How did they respond in the face of adversity? In the first episode of the Ally Tour, we hear from the team at…
Introducing the Ally Tour for 2019
Feb 5, 2019 • 1 min
The 2019 Ally Tour Trailer is an overview of our plans to visit as many institutions around the globe as possible for 2019. It includes some of the activities we are planning carrying out and how to follow the tour.