Learning Ally is here to support those who learn differently.


Learning Ally provides adult members with the resources necessary to get the reading help they need to achieve their educational and personal goals.

By law, Learning Ally is required to obtain proof that each of its members has a print disability. A print disability may be a visual impairment, a learning disability, or a physical disability. Learn how you may most quickly qualify for membership.

Resources for the blind or visually impaired

Many people with congenital blindness have a good sense of managing print-based learning. For those whose vision loss occurs later in life due to glaucoma, cataracts, or other issues, finding the right resources can be challenging. Find reading assistance for school, at work, and at home here.

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Class preparation tips for the visually impaired.

Beginning new classes can be exciting, but as you know, can present some new challenges. Explore techniques and technologies that can assist you in class with your visual impairment.

Self-advocacy & accommodations for the visually impaired.

As a visually impaired adult, you are your best advocate. You know your disability best. Get the advice and tips that can help you feel confident in discussing the accommodations you’re entitled to.

Helpful links for someone who is blind or visually impaired

Learning Disabled

If you have stopped reading due to a learning disability such as dyslexia, we can help you find a way back to the benefits of the printed word.

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College Newbie, Bucking the Odds

We got the lowdown from Melissa Pouk as she launched into her first days as a freshman at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

How to get certified

Learning Ally is required by law to have certified proof that every member has either a visual impairment, learning disability or physical disability. Get the details on how you can quickly qualify for service.

US Veteran

Visual impairment is one of the most common injuries suffered by soldiers in combat. In fact, when Learning Ally was formed in 1948, it was for that very reason. We currently serve thousands of veterans, and this section is designed to help even more veterans gain access to the information necessary to qualify for services. You will also find valuable information here about our military friends-and-family discount.

How to qualify for membership

Learning Ally is required by law to have certified proof that every member has either a visual impairment, learning disability or physical disability. Get the details on how you can quickly qualify for service.

Learning Ally and veterans, a historic bond

Before it evolved into what it is today, Learning Ally was founded in 1948 to help soldiers who had lost their sight in combat. Discover how our relationship has continued and grown.