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.


The Secret to College Success for Students Who Are Blind
The Secret to College Success for Students Who Are Blind

December 8, 2015 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

In partnership with the Lavelle Fund for the Blind, Learning Ally is piloting The College Success Program, a research-based ... Read More about The Secret to College Success for Students Who Are Blind

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

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

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