This app provides access to the Learning Ally library of human-read audiobooks offering the largest selection of books students want and need to read, including bestsellers, literature, and textbooks. Now students have interactive learning tools geared to help them succeed including: highlighted text synced with the audio narration, speed control, bookmarking, highlighting, and note taking.
Learning Ally membership is required to use this app. Learning Ally is for students who exhibit characteristics of a learning disability, who are diagnosed with a learning disability (such as dyslexia), or have a physical or visual impairment.
If you need help getting started with Link, please call our Member Success team at 800-221-4792 or visit learningally.org/Contact-Us to email us.
Thank you for using Learning Ally Link! We've added three exciting new features in this release: navigation by book levels, an "Are you still reading" prompt, and a visual indicator for bookmarks . We've fixed a number of bugs, too.
Ratings and Reviews
Thank you for the wonderful service!
Thank you to everyone that has put together Learning Ally. Never apologize for anything (dyslexia/mass email) to anyone ungrateful for the thoughtful gesture. This is really helping me get through school. I only have 2 problems with it though.
1. Playback stops every 5 pages (about)
2. The readers sometimes pronounce character names differently and it’s distracting. I think if multiple people are going to read they should agree on how to pronounce everything. I’m less than 100 pages into a book I have to read for school and I’m distracted because I’ve had to listen to 4-5 different pronunciations of the same character’s name (this is an essential character too) and sometimes the reader(s) mispronounces other common words.
Developer Response ,
Hello, thank you for your feedback. Please contact us at 800-221-4792 so we can troubleshoot the issue you are experiencing and collect more details about the audiobook quality concerns.
Need faster playback rate
I am a long time user of Learning Ally. I go back to the RFB&D days with daisy readers. I used to love using the old app because i could crank up the classic audio rate to a high speed such as 300%, which is very important for getting reading and work done efficiently. As I am dyslexic, I can’t sit down and read a book at 600+ wpm, but I prefer to listen at such high speeds. Now I feel very limited as it sounds like the top speed is only around 200%, or 2x. I can’t get my work done like I used to and it is very frustrating. Honestly I don’t really care how the app functions or looks as long as I can listen at very high speeds. I hope you can fix this. I’m sure that I am not alone as most other folks with dyslexia who I’ve talked to prefer to listen at high rates as well.
Frustrated! Longtime Learning Ally User
I have used Lauren alone for the last 10 or so years and been a huge proponent of it with my dyslexia students at school. However, the new learning ally app that was released a year or so ago, is pathetic. It does not remember your place in the book, which I’ve tried to address with the company, every time the phone screen is locked, there are constant interruptions. I’m not satisfied with the company’s response. Everyone on the phone is nice and respectful. This is a problem with the software developers. My recommendation is new developers. Sorry but sincere. I’ve just deleted the app from my device for the first time in years.
Developer Response ,
Hello, we appreciate your feedback and would like to help troubleshoot the problems you are having. Please contact us at 800-221-4792 or email@example.com.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.