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.


James Gandolfini and Ben Foss Discuss "The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan"
James Gandolfini and Ben Foss Discuss

March 7, 2014 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

We're pleased to share this inspiring video that Learning Ally's friend Ben Foss made with James Gandolfini, shortly before the ... Read More about James Gandolfini and Ben Foss Discuss "The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan"

A Dyslexic American Teen in Jerusalem, Bound for Yale University
A Dyslexic American Teen in Jerusalem, Bound for Yale University

February 25, 2014 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

  Eddie Maza displays one of his favorite works of literature in both print and audio format. From an early ... Read More about A Dyslexic American Teen in Jerusalem, Bound for Yale University

Henry Winkler: "I Had a Name-- I Was Dyslexic"
Henry Winkler:

February 24, 2014 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

Many people recognize actor, director, producer, and author Henry Winkler from his role as “The Fonz,” but since his ... Read More about Henry Winkler: "I Had a Name-- I Was Dyslexic"

Meryl Davis: Olympic Golden Girl and Dyslexic
Meryl Davis: Olympic Golden Girl and Dyslexic

February 21, 2014 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

As she glides across the rink, figure skater Meryl Davis makes it look easy. She is an Olympic ... Read More about Meryl Davis: Olympic Golden Girl and Dyslexic

Students with Disabilities Can Launch Their Career with a NASA Internship
Students with Disabilities Can Launch Their Career with a NASA Internship

February 18, 2014 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

As an organization that provides access to textbooks, many of which focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), ... Read More about Students with Disabilities Can Launch Their Career with a NASA Internship

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