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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.


Learning Ally's Rich History Honoring Veterans
Learning Ally's Rich History Honoring Veterans

May 27, 2016 by Mir Ali

The heart of Learning Ally's mission has always been to serve blind/visually impaired veterans. You can help by making a ... Read More about Learning Ally's Rich History Honoring Veterans

"Not Just a Broken Warrior"

August 13, 2014 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

“Sorry I missed your first call-- I was taking care of my daughter. She’s nine weeks old,” says Marshall Blackmon, ... Read More about "Not Just a Broken Warrior"

Blinded Marine Goes the Distance
Blinded Marine Goes the Distance

May 13, 2012 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

Great news from a great friend: Since he was blinded by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2004, retired ... Read More about Blinded Marine Goes the Distance

Moving Beyond Survival
Moving Beyond Survival

November 9, 2010 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

Since a rocket attack in Iraq blinded and nearly killed him in 2008,Sgt. Joel Tavera has endured an endless regimen of ... Read More about Moving Beyond Survival

Hope and Healing
Hope and Healing

August 26, 2010 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

U.S. Army Sgt. Joel Tavera was injured and blinded by a rocket attack in Iraq on March 12, 2008 -- two ... Read More about Hope and Healing

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