Founded in 1948 as Recording for the Blind, Learning Ally serves more than 300,000 K-12, college and graduate students, veterans and lifelong learners – all of whom cannot read standard print due to blindness, visual impairment, dyslexia, or other learning disabilities. Learning Ally’s collection of more than 65,000 digitally recorded textbooks and literature titles – downloadable and accessible on mainstream as well as specialized assistive technology devices – is the largest of its kind in the world. More than 6,000 volunteers across the U.S. help to record and process the educational materials, which students rely on to achieve academic and professional success.
Learning Ally, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is funded by grants, state and local education programs, and the generous contributions of individuals, foundations and corporations.
Mission: Promote personal achievement when access and reading are barriers to learning by advancing the use of accessible and effective educational solutions.
The information above can be found on the official website of Learning Ally (Formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic). For more details about the organization and to find out how you can volunteer, please visit their website: http://www.learningally.org