Audiobooks allow students with reading disabilities, such as dyslexia, to access a variety of reading materials. Digital audiobooks allow students to read books for pleasure or those needed for classroom assignments.
Texas State Library and Archives Commission Talking Books Program
Senate Bill 2075 requires districts to notify the parent/guardian of each student determined to have dyslexia (following a screening) or determined to be at risk for dyslexia or other reading difficulties (based on reading instrument results) of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission's audiobook program, Talking Books, for students with reading disabilities. Qualified students can apply to the free program.
For more information or questions visit www.texastalkingbooks.org or call 1-800-252-9605 in Austin.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has provided funding for K-12 public and charter schools to support struggling readers with the Learning Ally Audiobook solution including high-quality, human-read audiobooks. Students identified with dyslexia can receive a free account by contacting the dyslexia teacher supporting his/her campus.
Additional information can be found at www.learningally.org.