For Immediate Release:
PRINCETON, N.J., December 10, 2019 -- Learning Ally, a leading nonprofit education solutions organization, has won a 2019 Tech & Learning Award of Excellence for its Learning Ally Audiobook Solution. The Solution now serves more than 470,000 U.S. students with reading deficits, including those with learning disabilities like dyslexia and visual impairments.
Each year, Technology & Learning judges evaluate products that are unique in the K-12 market, as well as those that are helping schools solve specific problems, such as providing equitable access to educational content for students with exceptional needs. The Learning Ally Audiobook Solution was selected as an outstanding education technology product that improves the way educators work and students learn in today’s diverse learning environments.
Eligible students can study grade-level text and read age-appropriate titles using a quality reading accommodation with access to an extensive “human-read” audiobook library. The 80,000 audiobook collection contains curriculum-aligned textbooks, literature, fiction, non-fiction, graphic and diverse novels, poetry and popular titles. Audiobooks are narrated by skilled subject experts, voice artists and volunteers who make information come to life.
Students enjoy the freedom of using a mobile app with built-in classroom tools to read in school, at home, and on the go in a multisensory reading experience to comprehend information on a deeper level and improve fluency, vocabulary and critical thinking skills while maintaining academic pace in mainstream classes.
A suite of professional development resources support teachers' efforts to monitor data for reading accountability and to gain insight into genres students enjoy reading independently. Teachers can easily integrate fun, reading engagement activities into their classroom instruction to motivate students to read all year long.
Terrie Noland, V.P. of Educator Leadership and Learning for Learning Ally says, “This Award of Excellence reinforces our mission to support the teachers and specialists who are working diligently to transform the learning experiences for students with reading deficits who deserve every opportunity to reach their full potential."
Technology & Learning Magazine will recognize Learning Ally and all 2019 winners of the T&L Award of Excellence in the December/January 2020 issue and at a special ceremony during the TCEA Convention & Exposition in February 2020 in Austin, Texas.
About Learning Ally
Learning Ally is a leading education solutions organization dedicated to transforming the lives of struggling learners. The Learning Ally Audiobook Solution is a proven multisensory reading accommodation for students with a reading deficit, composed of high-quality, human-read audiobooks, student-centric features and a suite of teacher resources to monitor and support student success. Used in more than 17,500 schools, this essential solution, along with its catalog of Professional Learning, bridges the gap between a student’s reading ability and their cognitive capability, empowering them to become engaged learners and reach their academic potential.
For more information, visit https://learningally.org.