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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.


Lauren Holstein (LAE)
Lauren Holstein (LAE)
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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 Incredible Impact of Our Volunteers
The Incredible Impact of Our Volunteers

August 13, 2015 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

In some communities they believe it takes a village to raise a child. At Learning Ally, we believe it ... Read More about The Incredible Impact of Our Volunteers

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

The Right and Wrong Ways to Communicate with Professors as a Blind Student
The Right and Wrong Ways to Communicate with Professors as a Blind Student

July 24, 2015 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

You have an important role in making sure your learning goes as smoothly as possible.  When you request accommodations ... Read More about The Right and Wrong Ways to Communicate with Professors as a Blind Student

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