Learning Ally Record-A-Thon Giving a Reason to Read
A Charlottesville-area organization is getting people reading for a reason, helping people who learn better by listening. Learning Ally kicked off its Record-A-Thon Monday.
All this week, there's a big push to get more volunteers and more funding for the cause. People read textbooks in front of a microphone, and those recordings go into a sound library where people with different disabilities can access the files.
This year's Record-A-Thon is themed around preparing students for the workplace and job placement is the ultimate goal for this group.
Learning Ally Production Director Mary Ann Coffey said, "We can't imagine how our lives would have been if we couldn't have read the printed word. So we are trying to provide an audio to those who can't read print."
The books recorded by Learning Ally volunteers help out everyone from elementary school students to young men and women in law school or medical programs.
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