[Athen] Learning Ally

Zach zm290 at msstate.edu
Tue Dec 19 15:10:43 PST 2017

Just putting this out there, I know that Learning Ally has services for the

Zachary Mason

M.S. Student

Animal and Dairy Sciences

Mississippi State University

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Subject: [Athen] Learning Ally

Sorry in advance for the cross posting.

Our Disability Services office is evaluating whether or not we should or
need to hold an institutional membership with Learning Ally.

My questions to you are:

1. Does your Disability Services office or university actively promote
Learning Ally for use by students with alternative format accommodations?
Why or why not?
2. Does your Disability Services office or university supply a Learning
Ally membership to student with qualifying disabilities?
3. Does your Disability Services office or university have an
institutional membership through Learning Ally?

For some added context. We have about 200 students with alternative format
accommodations, of which only around 10-15 have a visual disability. The
remaining students have dyslexia, other learning disabilities, ADHD or
physical disabilities.

We've traditionally shared Learning Ally with our students, but I've found
with better training and support using text-to-speech with quality e-text
files - students are gravitating toward TTS options.

Any and all thoughts are welcomed!


Justin Romack | Assistive Technology Coordinator

Disability Services | Texas A&M University

1224 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-1224

ph: 979.845.1637 | justinr at disability.tamu.edu
<mailto:justinr at disability.tamu.edu> | disability.tamu.edu

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