Learning Ally Link

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Description of App: 

Learning Ally Link for mobile is an educational reading app, designed for learning through listening.
Learning Ally provides more than 80,000 human-narrated audiobooks and audio textbooks for dyslexic, blind and visually impaired readers. The Learning Ally library offers bestsellers, classics, textbooks and more. In addition, it offers the VOICEtext format that includes on-screen highlighted text synced with the audio narration.
Learning Ally membership is required to use this app. School memberships include access to Link and can use this educational reading app for students who have print disabilities. Parent or Adult memberships require providing Learning Ally with proof of a print disability.
Learning Ally is a national nonprofit serving students with learning & visual disabilities. We provide resources for parents; training and technology for teachers and schools; and audio textbooks for K-12 and higher ed. Together it’s possible.

Features:
Listen to books online or offline even while device is locked
Together with your online account, track your student's or child’s reading progress
Adjustable speed, text size, text and highlighting color
Go to page and chapter navigation
30 second rewind capability
Add notes to bookmarks
Table of contents and page numbers match that of the same print edition
Add books to bookshelf right from your mobile device’s browser
Displayed book covers and audio format labels
Searchable bookshelf
Compatible with VoiceOver (iOS)

Best sellers such as:
Serafina and the Black Cloak
The Fault in Our Stars
Percy Jackson
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Harry Potter

Search by categories:
Great Starts - our suggested titles based on grade level
Public domain
Voicetext

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

1.0

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

10.0.2

Accessibility Comments: 

When you open the app, and after you log in with your Learning Ally credentials, you will be taken to the home screen. Here, you'll find all your books in the book shelf, if you have added any to it. The books are displayed in a column with two rows. You may change the view if you wish at the top, where you will find a menu button which will give you the option to log out, add more books to your book shelf and much more. At the very bottom of your list of books on the right is also an Add Books, which will also take you to Learning Ally's website where you can add more books to your bookshelf. This is the first release of the new app from Learning Ally. Support for the Older Learning
Ally will be discontinued after December of this year.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

All of your items from the privious Learning Ally Audio app will transfer to the new Learning Aly Link app. So you don't have to worry about doing everything all over again.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@Learning_Ally