[Athen] Learning Ally

Rasul, Kamran krasul at columbiabasin.edu
Tue Dec 19 23:14:57 PST 2017

It depends on the number of books are already available for our students. The challenge has been for us, with the speed at which textbook get their edition changed, where information is added or removed and hence changing the page locations, etc. It is difficult to justify learning ally as a viable option.

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Subject: Re: [Athen] Learning Ally

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

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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