The 1 in 5 Initiative: Learning Ally Creates a Site for Dyslexics by Dyslexics

As I have shared with you in the past, I have very severe dyslexia, but luckily, I also have Learning Ally. For years now, I have used Learning Ally’s audiobooks, which has made it so much easier for me to keep up with my textbooks for school, as well as being able to listen to all sorts of books just for fun.

Learning Ally has a great website with lots of audiobooks and resources, so if you haven’t checked it out, be sure to soon. (The have a great iPhone and iPad app that I use to listen to my textbooks.) But now Learning Ally has even more to offer. They’ve started a new site called The 1 in 5 Initiative.

Their site is all about dyslexia. But it’s even more than that. It’s an interactive site where you can do all sorts of things like create blog posts as well as videos about yourself and your experiences with dyslexia. My “Commander Ben’s Dyslexia Story” video is also featured on their Being the one stories page.

Oh! I almost forgot…you may be wondering…Why do they call the site “1 in 5”? That’s because it is believed that 1 out every 5 people has some form of dyslexia.

So be sure to check out the 1 in 5 site soon. I think you’ll really like it.

Your friend,


Filed under Dyslexia, Dyslexic, iPad, iPhone, Learning Ally, Learning Ally app, The 1 in 5 Initiative

2 responses to “The 1 in 5 Initiative: Learning Ally Creates a Site for Dyslexics by Dyslexics

  1. Veronica Charon Quintana

    Hi CommanderBen, thanks for your coragous battle aginst invasive species, [My husband & I enjoyed your interview on Hill Country Tx Gardner last night a great deal this morning I pulled up my English Ivy, Hevely Banboo & cut at the base japanese honey sukle vine, supprisingly, I’m only alittle tramatized] but to my point here, thanks for your courage in assisting others with their LD’s as one who is winning many battles on the field. . I am 51yr’s old and have had to coped with my LD’s as best I could. While alot of possitive support and educated understanding is available now that was not available when I was school age [or in the work force]It is an on going battle. Many people with LD’s strugle with deniel and attempted cover-up’s to dealing with the chalanges and social stigma LD present. This is not an effective approch, the reality is the vissable reality. Yet to vocaly put fourth the dyslexia – LD label is a bold [tiger] move. May God bless you on the battle field. [I am sharing your sight and Learning ally – 1in 5 with others.] Thanks VQ

    • Hi Miss Veronica,

      Thank you so much for visiting my blog…and glad to hear that you are on the attack against invasives!

      And thank you so much for sharing about your learning difference. You are right – we have to be very vocal and we should never be ashamed or embarrassed by our learning difference because we have nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about! We are uniquely gifted people who are productive members of society…10 fold!…after all, research says we are above average intelligence. 😉

      Your friend,

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