Congratulations to the Inaugural Fix Your Content Day Winners

In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2020, we launched the inaugural Fix Your Content Day Challenge as part of our continued efforts to support institutions as they improve equity and access for all their students. Fifty-nine colleges and universities spanning 5 continents, 6 countries, and 18 U.S. states participated, improving the accessibility of as many course files as possible through Blackboard Ally. In the spirit of inclusion, we also invited those who don’t have Blackboard Ally to participate by submitting innovative “Accessibility Impact Plans,” demonstrating how they’re actively taking steps to make their campuses more inclusive.  

Collectively, the Ally Community aimed to break the previous single-day record of 6,312 files improved. Throughout the challenge, participants tracked results in real-time on the global leaderboard, fueling a fierce competition, with institutions fixing files well into the morning of May 22nd. As the graph and totals from the challenge illustrate, institutions made a significant impact on the accessibility of their course files and toppled the single-day record. 

While all challenge participants show incredible commitment to creating a culture of accessibility on their respective campuses on a daily basis, during the challenge, the following institutions made the highest number of file fixes, either in total or in relation to their number of students. So, without further ado, we’re thrilled to announce the inaugural Fix Your Content Day winners and achievement clubs: 

Global Winner and Regional Winners 
  • Global and North America: Coastal Pines Technical College* 
  • Global Overall Fixes: Chico State University ** 
  • Latin America: Universidad Carlos Albizu 
  • Europe: York St. John University 
  • Middle East and Africa: British University in Dubai 
  • Asia Pacific: Charles Darwin University 
  • State College System: Technical College System of Georgia 

Diamond Club (>1.4 fixes per student or >4,000 fixes)  

  • Coastal Pines Technical College (Georgia, USA) 
  • Oconee Fall line Technical College (Georgia, USA)  
  • York St. John University (United Kingdom)  
  • California State University, Chico (C.A., USA)  

Gold Club (>1 fixes per student or >2,000 fixes) 

  • Medical University of South Carolina (S.C., USA) 
  • Lanier Technical College (Georgia, USA) 
  • California State University San Marcos (C.A., USA) 
  • Utah State University (Utah, USA) 
  • Southern Crescent Technical College (Georgia, USA) 

Silver Club (>.5 fixes per student or >1,000 fixes)  

  • Charles Darwin University (Australia)  
  • Concordia University Texas (Texas, USA)  
  • Northwest Florida State College (Florida, USA)  
  • Augusta Technical College (Georgia, USA)  
  • Southern Regional Technical College (Georgia, USA)  
  • Texas A&M International University (Texas, USA)  
  • British University in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)  
  • Coastal Carolina University (S.C., USA) 

Bronze Club (>.1 fixes per student or >500 fixes)  

  • McDowell Technical Community College (N.C., USA)  
  • University of North Dakota (N.D., USA)  
  • College of DuPage (Illinois, USA)  
  • University of Houston (Texas, USA)  
  • Riverside Community College District (C.A., USA) 
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (Georgia, USA) 
  • Wichita State University Tech (K.S., USA)
Accessibility Impact Plan Winner 
  •  Jennifer Bland and Lindsey Sneed; Department of Accessibility Solutions, The University of Mississippi 

To learn more about the global impact of the Fix Your Content Day Challenge and the winners of the Champion Clubs, visit: https://tinyurl.com/FYCD2020

NOTES 

*Highest number of fixes per student  

**Highest number of total fixes 

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