The visually impaired and dyslexic face many obstacles in life. The ability to acquire knowledge through the printed word, a skill that accomplished readers take for granted, stands out as a constant challenge.
Fortunately, the staff and volunteers of Learning Ally provide audio versions of textbooks and other printed materials to those with learning differences, giving them the opportunity to learn and be successful.
The Sound of Reading chronicles the educational challenges faced by the visually impaired and dyslexic and their journey to success as they discover and use the audiobooks provided by the Learning Ally (formerly known as Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic).
National Dyslexia Awareness Month
In celebration of National Dyslexia Awareness Month, October 2013, I want to share this movie with you. I filmed this movie earlier this year.
You face many challenges in life if you have dyslexia, like me, but there are many resources that can help you learn and be successful with the strengths that you have.
Featured blog posts about dyslexia
- What is Dyslexia?…And What Does It Mean To Me?
- What Steven Spielberg, Movie Making, Dyslexia…and Me…Have in Common
- Video: How Percy Jackson Made Dyslexia Cool
- Additional blog posts about dyslexia
Learning Ally resources
- Learning Ally: Website of the national nonprofit organization
- Learning Ally: Is it dyslexia?
- Learning Ally: Browse audiobooks
Dyslexia resources around central Texas
- International Dyslexia Association: Austin Area branch
- Rawson Saunders School
- Scottish Rite Dyslexia Center
- Decoding Dyslexia: Texas
My thanks to the wonderful students, parents, and Learning Ally staff and members who volunteered to be part of my film. Your time and help means a lot to me, and I hope The Sound of Reading will help show the challenges that dyslexic students face and how they can achieve success with audiobooks from Learning Ally.