Learning Ally is a leading nonprofit education solutions organization. It’s Audiobook Solution is their cornerstone award-winning reading accommodation used in approximately 19,000 schools to help students with reading deficits succeed. Composed of high quality, human-read audiobooks, and a suite of teacher resources to monitor and support student progress, it is designed to turn struggling readers into engaged learners.
The rapid closure of U.S. schools in response to COVID-19 was a serious disruption to education that profoundly impacted already vulnerable children. Educators were suddenly challenged to implement virtual learning and provide access to content that would allow students to continue their education in a remote setting. This was particularly true for vulnerable populations like struggling learners (students with reading deficits).
To answer this unprecedented need, Learning Ally offered schools free access to its Audiobook Solution for six months, at the height of the pandemic. Doing so created a surge in traffic, with thousands of new students, parents and educators all accessing the Learning Ally library almost simultaneously.