Learning Ally Blog: Access and Achievement

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Now more than ever, people with learning and visual disabilities are flourishing in the classroom, launching productive careers and becoming assets in their communities. This blog spotlights remarkable individuals who demonstrate that having a visual or print disability is no barrier to educational success.


Blind Ph.D. Student Has a Message for Learning Ally Volunteers
Blind Ph.D. Student Has a Message for Learning Ally Volunteers

November 11, 2015 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

National Achievement Award Winner, Henry "Hoby" Wedler, is currently a Ph.D. candidate at UC Davis studying chemistry. He is ... Read More about Blind Ph.D. Student Has a Message for Learning Ally Volunteers

Profile of Success: Carl R. Augusto, President of the American Foundation for the Blind
Profile of Success: Carl R. Augusto, President of the American Foundation for the Blind

October 26, 2015 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

The toughest period in my adjustment to blindness spanned my undergraduate years at the University of Connecticut in the ... Read More about Profile of Success: Carl R. Augusto, President of the American Foundation for the Blind

Building and Maintaining Resilience for Students Who Are Blind
Building and Maintaining Resilience for Students Who Are Blind

October 8, 2015 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

In his blog for Psychology Today, Peter Gray wrote a thought-provoking post entitled, “Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem ... Read More about Building and Maintaining Resilience for Students Who Are Blind

Don’t be Intimidated: Asking Questions in Class as a Blind Student

September 21, 2015 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

Learning Ally College Success Program mentor Joe Retherford shares his thoughts on why blind college students should never be ... Read More about Don’t be Intimidated: Asking Questions in Class as a Blind Student

The Disability Services Office is a Tool, Not a Crutch
The Disability Services Office is a Tool, Not a Crutch

August 3, 2015 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

As an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, despite ultimately graduating with honors, I found myself on academic probation ... Read More about The Disability Services Office is a Tool, Not a Crutch

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