Learning Ally: Southern California Unit

General Information

Learning Ally: Southern California Unit
5022 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 664 5525


Carol Smith, Executive Director, cesmith@rfbd.org, 323 664 5525 ext.109

Micah Shelton, Senior Production Supervisor, Hollywood Studio, mshelton@rfbd.org, 323 911 1615

Dan Holt, Senior Production Supervisor, Redondo Beach Studio, dholt@rfbd.org, 310 371 9969

Michael Cocks, Member Services Coordinator, memberservices@rfbdla.org, 323 664 5525 ext.101

Diane Kelber, Communications Director, diane@rfbdla.org, 323 664 5525 ext.104

Melissa MacRae, Development Director, melissa@rfbdla.org, 323 664 5525 ext.105

Services Offered

  • Library Services
    • RFB&D's national library has more than 109,000 titles in its CV Starr Learning Through Listening® Library.

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Visits area schools to educate teachers and students about services and provide instruction on how to use digital playback devices and software. Does one-on-one and group trainings, Parent Nights, conferences, meetings and presentations.

  • Assistive Products
    • Digital playback devices and software, desktop and handheld options.

  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • Audio textbooks and other educational materials on CDs.