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Learning Ally - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Learning Ally
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
(866) 732-3585 (Local)
(800) 221-4792 (Toll-Free)
Custserv@LearningAlly.org
http://www.learningally.org/

Brief Description

Learning Ally (formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic), a nonprofit volunteer organization, is an educational library that serves people who cannot effectively read standard print because of visual impairment, dyslexia, or other physical disability. Our mission is to create opportunities for individual success by providing, and promoting the effective use of, accessible educational materials.

Hours of operation: Vary at studio locations around the country.
Clients served on average per year: Nationally serves more than 265,000
Staff description: A mix of staff and volunteers
Geographic area served: We serve the entire United States.
Publications: Annual Report

Staff

Mary Alexander, National Director, Initiatives for the Blind and Visually Impaired, malexander@learningally.org
Andrew Friedman, President & CEO

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • All textbooks, literature, novels and young children's reading material is available via download. Learning Ally also has an app: Learning Ally Link, that allows a superior playback experience as well as access to your library.
  • Library Services
    • Learning Ally has more than 80,000 titles in its CV Starr Learning Through Listening® Library.

Services for Children

  • Education Services
    • Learning Ally has over 80,000 human voiced audio books available for digital download via free app or software called Link. The books include textbooks, easy to read and fun books as well as literature required for educational reading. Our books include descriptions by subject specialists on charts, graphs and illustrations, especially within STEM type textbooks. Many of our books in the early reading to learn stage include text that a student may access on a blue-toothed braille device to assist in learning braille. Secondly, Learning Ally has the College Success Program: service provided to students who are blind or visually impaired and ages 14 thru 22 who are in or working towards higher education. The CSP provides audiobook membership with proof of vision impairment as well as online resources, curriculum and mentors who have been there! www.learningally.org/collegesuccess This service may be provided through your state's vocational rehabilitation agency, to find out, please go to our website to join and we will contact you.

Affiliates

Learning Ally: Athens

Learning Ally: Austin

Learning Ally: Denver

Learning Ally: Menlo Park

Learning Ally: New York

Learning Ally: Orland Park

Learning Ally: Princeton

Learning Ally: Washington, DC

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