Throughout our rich history, the organization has removed barriers to learning for individuals with defined print-related disabilities, first pioneering the audio textbook and continuously setting industry-wide accessibility standards. Through ongoing innovation, our products remain integral curriculum components for students who learn differently. Today, we are still considered the assistive technology standard due to integrated features such as human voice and enhanced navigation for bookmarking and speed control, full descriptions of graphics, charts and appendices—all critical to books used as educational tools and solely available through Learning Ally.
We are currently serving more than 3,000 students in Connecticut as part of the more than 265,500 people with print-related disabilities nationwide.
The proliferation of innovative technology that can be leveraged for learning purposes creates tremendous opportunity and revises the landscape of Learning Ally. With each passing day, our users are riding the crest of new technology to address their diverse, yet highly customized needs. Therefore, once recorded, books must be compatible with the tools our users, parents and educators utilize. Learning Ally's all-digital library is now 100% compatible with MAC OS X and PC computers and our books are available in a wide array of user-defined products, ranging from CDs to downloadable digital files. By investing in product diversity, we will further incorporate mainstream advances in mobile, cloud and virtual technologies to ensure the proven power of our audio textbooks remain available through a widespread array of products and delivery platforms that will become the mechanism for individual opportunity and success.
Awareness, promotional and outreach efforts are interwoven into the successful execution of our plans on various levels. They are fundamental components of our overall strategy to not only engage those who learn differently, but to be a holistic, user-defined resource that truly meets the individualized needs of students, parents and educators. Through lessons learned, we know that it is critical to reach students as young as possible within their academic trajectory. Therefore, we will conduct a targeted marketing initiative, aimed at parents to assist with identification and service as early as possible. Additionally, through web-based efforts, participation in conferences and summits, and continued focused marketing campaigns we will maximize results within our existing audience and broaden our reach to more people. We will advocate for students who learn differently by continuing to drive the needs of those we serve to the forefront in various arenas.
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