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Audio Recording

Recorded Audio Books are either human readings or synthetic voice that are provided to AIM-VA students through Learning Ally, formerly known as RFB&D. While most of the books are audio only (Classic Audio), a select number of books have been converted to the VOICEtext format; which provides highlighted text to be followed while the audio is played.

Accessibility Features

  • Learning Ally books may be read by content matter specialists and are designed to be clear and understandable, with students who have disabilities in mind.
  • Learning Ally app and software offer many different controls and preferences
    • adjust background and text colors, font size, audio speed
    • rewind, play, pause
    • page and heading navigation
    • bookmarking
  • For audio recordings in the "VOICEtext" format, the text will be highlighted as it is read which reinforces word recognition, improves fluency, builds vocabulary and develops decoding skills.
  • Content is "Reflowable", meaning the text is optimized to fit the page regardless of font size.

Works With:

  • Free Learning Ally Audio App (IOS, Chrome and Android)
  • Free software from Learning Ally called ReadHear by gh (IOS and Windows)
  • Authorized DAISY Devices (Cost depends on device; device can be ordered through Learning Ally)