Learning Ally Audio

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Description of App: 

Learning Ally, formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, is committed to making reading accessible for all who learn differently. We provide over 75,000 audiobooks, audio textbooks, and other recorded books to help anyone who experiences difficulty in reading print material succeed. Learning Ally Membership is required to use this app.

Get the Learning Ally Audio app for your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad today! Instantly access Learning Ally’s downloadable DAISY-formatted audiobooks.

Learning Ally is a nonprofit organization, and the nation’s leading provider of accessible educational content. Learning Ally works with key textbook publishers to provide audio textbooks for K-12 and college level curricula.

Features:

Direct Downloading

*Download audiobooks from your Learning Ally account’s Bookshelf directly to your device

Page and Chapter Navigation

*Seamlessly navigate through audiobooks by using chapters and page numbers as points of reference

Variable Speed Control

*Adjustable reading speed to your tastes by increasing or decreasing the speed of audio playback

Last Position Playback

*Automatically remembers where you left off in each book

Bookmarking Capabilities

*Create and edit bookmarks to mark important passages

VoiceOver Compatible

*Compatible with Apple’s VoiceOver (Screen Reader) capability for visually impaired users on VoiceOver-enabled devices (iPhone 3G/3GS/4, iPad, iPod touch 3rd generation or later)

Requirements:

To use Learning Ally Audio, membership and proof of a learning disability is required. Visit LearningAlly.org to learn more and see how you qualify for membership.

Version: 

3.0.0

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone 5

Accessibility Comments: 

This app is fully accessible.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver, but the interface makes the app very difficult to use.

Other Comments: 

When downloading books, the download times out constantly. I have tried downloading books on different Wi-Fi connections with no change.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@Learning_Ally