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New Website, Services for People with Dyslexia and Visual Disabilities

Learning Ally, a nonprofit organization serving 300,000 children and adults who have visual, learning and reading-based disabilities, has transformed its website and launched new features and services to benefit its members, as well as parents and teachers.
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Learning Ally, a nonprofit organization serving 300,000 children and adults across the U.S. who have visual, learning and reading-based disabilities, has transformed its website and launched new features and services to benefit its members, as well as parents and teachers.

The newly redesigned website offers distinct sections tailored for students, parents, educators, adult learners, and volunteers. New features include:

  • Improved browse and search functionality, enabling members to filter the audiobook library by subject, grade level, and title popularity, as well as by author and title.
  • The Parent Resource Center, a hub of information for families of children facing reading and learning challenges.
  • The Resource Locator, a national database of professional specialists who can provide parents with formal diagnosis and appropriate certification required for their children’s accommodations.
  • Free App and Software, including the latest release of the Learning Ally Audio app for accessing audiobooks on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch; and ReadHear software for Mac and PC.
  • VOICEtext, providing sentence-by-sentence highlighting of text on the screen in synch with audio narration.

In conjunction with the new website launch, Learning Ally is also introducing a web-based tool for educators to individualize instruction for students with print disabilities. Teacher Ally will enable special education teachers to easily assign audiobook reading materials to individual students or an entire class; provide individualized instruction; monitor student progress; generate detailed reports on the number of pages completed and time spent reading; and collaborate more effectively with parents.

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