UDOIT Advantage Accessibility Assistant for Canvas

Blast through barriers to accessible courses and level up your accessibility know-how along the way.  

UDOIT Advantage scans your Canvas courses, identifies issues, and provides guidance to improve accessibility with ease.

UDOIT Advantage

Tackling accessibility for online courses can be an overwhelming task full of obstacles and unknown foes – with UDOIT from Cidi Labs, you’ll feel unstoppable as you blast through the barriers to accessible learning and reach new levels of accessibility know-how.

How does UDOIT Work?

UDOIT makes it easy to find, understand, and fix accessibility issues - all without ever leaving the course.

Want to see more?  Check out the 3-minute UDOIT Overview video.  

Introducing...UDOIT Advantage

A new UDOIT offering that adds powerful capabilities to improve the accessibility of files in your Canvas courses.  In case you missed it, you can watch the recording of our webinar on February 10th!  

What's the difference between UDOIT Offerings?

UDOIT was originally created by the University of Central Florida and rapidly became a popular open-source solution. In 2019, Cidi Labs began offering UDOIT as a fully supported cloud solution and has continued to add value to it since. The chart below highlights the many advantages to adopting or upgrading to UDOIT Advantage! 

UDOIT Offerings feature comparison chart


Why should I pay for UDOIT? I thought UDOIT was free.


Cidi Labs is the exclusive hosting and support provider for UDOIT, offering a solution for institutions who wish to not self-host and self-support their use of the UDOIT open source codebase.

University of Central Florida does not have the resources to provide ongoing enterprise support for UDOIT users, so they sought a partnership with Cidi Labs as a means of providing a supported UDOIT solution to the Canvas community.

Cidi Labs will provide ongoing code updates, bug fixes and maintenance for its UDOIT Cloud subscribers. We wrap our services with a service level agreement (SLA) as well as a support portal where you can report bugs and find answers to common support questions. We coordinate our code fixes and new feature contributions with UCF’s developers and receive ongoing support from them as well.

Doesn't DesignPLUS check accessibility?


UDOIT checks accessibility issues course-by-course, whereas DesignPLUS assists with accessibility page-by-page while editing page content.

The two solutions are quite complimentary in that you can use DesignPLUS to ensure you create accessible page content during page creation. You then use UDOIT to check all the content in a course on a course-by-course basis. Both solutions are helpful for fixing issues found.

Together your faculty will be equipped with the tools they need to ensure content they produce not only looks nice, but meets accessibility requirements long after the course is in use.

Are there other accessibility checkers available?


UDOIT Cloud is Canvas specific and is an affordable alternative to more expensive accessibility checkers such as Blackboard Ally.

If you wish to equip your faculty with cost-effective, easy-to-use tools to reinforce accessibility best practices as they create and modify course content, then UDOIT can’t be beat

If you need a solution that checks all the courses in your Canvas system at once, scans files, and creates accessible alternatives for those files, then Ally is the way to go. But, you will pay significantly more for these features than you would for UDOIT Cloud.

What is the price for UDOIT?


UDOIT is provided as a SaaS subscription with the annual subscription price based on organizational FTE or student count (in K-12).

A small implementation and training fee is applied in Year 1 of all subscriptions. This covers installation and set up as well as a few hours of training to get you started. 

Pricing is less than a DesignPLUS Design Tools subscription and discounts are offered when customers license more than one Cidi Labs solution.

Contact us today for a quote and to learn more. 

I already have UDOIT, how do I get UDOIT Advantage?

Institutions that have previously licensed UDOIT Cloud (now referred to as UDOIT Essential) have the choice of remaining with that license or upgrading to UDOIT Advantage to leverage the file scanning and remediation features.  To discuss the cost of upgrading, please contact us.