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.


7 Ways to Empower Children Who Have Dyslexia - Foster the Gifts!
7 Ways to Empower Children Who Have Dyslexia - Foster the Gifts!

December 7, 2015 by Mir Ali

By Jules Johnson As soon as a child is diagnosed with dyslexia, most parents (myself included) go into "fix it" ... Read More about 7 Ways to Empower Children Who Have Dyslexia - Foster the Gifts!

How to Be Athletic with a Visual Impairment
How to Be Athletic with a Visual Impairment

November 23, 2015 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

Abigail Lanier, center, runs with help from a sighted guide. College Success Program mentor coordinator Abigail Lanier shares how and ... Read More about How to Be Athletic with a Visual Impairment

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

When Reading Doesn't Click
When Reading Doesn't Click

November 9, 2015 by Mir Ali

  "Don't worry, it will click." Those words were said to me often from the time my very bright son was in ... Read More about When Reading Doesn't Click

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

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