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Free Audiobook Library for Students with Learning Disabilities in Reading

By April 12, 2008

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Bookshare.org has announced it is now offering free and expanded services to a broader group of students with qualifying disabilities such as visual impairments, learning disabilities in reading, and physical disabilities that impact ability to hold and use books. This online community / library allows users to legally download books and periodicals to be read as Braille, large print or synthetic speech.

According to Bookshare.org press releases, the organization recently received a $32 million five-year award from the U.S. Department of Education to significantly expand the availability of accessible digital books and software for reading those books. Over the next five years, Bookshare.org expects to add over 100,000 new book titles and textbooks to its collection.

Audiobooks are just one of many ways to encourage and support students with learning disabilities in reading such as dyslexia, reading comprehension disorders, and basic reading disabilities.

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October 26, 2008 at 5:57 pm
(1) SANDY says:


November 24, 2009 at 4:09 pm
(2) Jacquelyn Jones-Frederick says:

I teach learning disabilities in a Detroit Public School High High. I am very interested in the free audiobook offer. Please email me.

August 23, 2011 at 12:41 pm
(3) Nora Pink says:

I am the reading /learning specialist. We have a fifth grader with a LD diagnosis who can not read the fifth grade book. I need free audio for the books Holes, Shiloh and Jayhawker. Can you help me?

October 9, 2012 at 1:04 am
(4) LuAnn Lilly says:

Hello , I have been looking for free audio for my daughter she is having a hard time in 8th grade and can’t comprehend what she reads and I keep hitting a brick wall when asking for help from the teachers. She is on an IEP she learns will through video and audio she has lost interest in school help!!!!!

October 9, 2012 at 6:46 pm
(5) learningdisabilities says:

Hello LuAnn, you may want to check out Bookshare.org. Also, visit http://www.learningally.org/. Learning Ally has memberships for individuals and schools. The individual membership is $99.00 per year. However, there is a waiver program for families that cannot afford the fee. Feel free to email me if you need more information at learningdisabilities.guide@about.com. – Ann

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