Describing her younger self as “the quiet kid in the back of the class, afraid to be called on,” Liat Hoffman shared the anxiety that many dyslexic kids experience. Fortunately, with guidance and support, she gained the confidence to overcome her fears and is now excelling in college.
For decades, hundreds of thousands of Learning Ally members (people with visual and learning disabilities) have enjoyed books through the medium of accessible audio (human narration) — and lately with new VOICEText technology that synchs to voice with highlighted text on the screens of their smartphones and tablets. We know that many of our members continue to read, learn and enjoy books long after they finish school. Still, the information in this graphic begs the question, how can we reverse the momentum of the general population moving away from books?
Dyslexia Awareness Superstar: Arguably one of the most influential players on the scene today, Deborah Lynam is a co-founder of the Decoding Dyslexia movement, and recently joined Learning Ally as Director of Parent Community Engagement. On October 17, she received a well-deserved honor from the New Jersey branch of the International Dyslexia Association. Congratulations, Deborah, and kudos to NJ-IDA for presenting her with an Outstanding Achievement Award at their annual Eileen Grasso Dinner.