Learning Ally is non-profit organization that helps students with print disabilities, including blindness, visual impairment and dyslexia, by providing audio books through schools. I became involved because a friend of mine encouraged us to try it. We met in theatre years ago when he was an actor and I was writing plays. Bob and I both decided to try it, volunteering an afternoon every week. So far, we've been reading chapters in textbooks, not novels. It's been a great way to learn about what goes into an audio book, not simply the reading, but the software that's used, the quality checking that has to be completed after the books are read, and the editing that follows. Audio books involve a lot more than having a good reading voice. At a recent meeting, a couple of the kids in the program discussed how helpful the books have been in their education, which was fun and enlightening.