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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.


Blind Educator Goes from G.E.D. to Ph.D
Blind Educator Goes from G.E.D. to Ph.D

August 7, 2012 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

Looking for insight into just how valuable accessible audio textbooks can be for blind people who have academic and professional ... Read More about Blind Educator Goes from G.E.D. to Ph.D

"You can soar when you think differently"

August 3, 2012 by Diane Kelber (LAE)

Palo Alto-based educational therapist Ruthie Wunderling, who is dyslexic, empathetically helps her clients cultivate “3D thinking” while learning to listen ... Read More about "You can soar when you think differently"

Easy Listening Makes for a Well-Researched Book
Easy Listening Makes for a Well-Researched Book

July 27, 2012 by Jenny Falke (LAE)

  Dr. Ed Hersh, who was born blind, began working on his Ph.D. after spending 17 years in a career ... Read More about Easy Listening Makes for a Well-Researched Book

A Life Comes Full Circle
A Life Comes Full Circle

July 16, 2012 by Diane Kelber (LAE)

Jill Brondolo’s compelling story began when she became a Learning Ally member in high school, and has come full ... Read More about A Life Comes Full Circle

Southern California Art Auction Day
Southern California Art Auction Day

July 5, 2012 by Diane Kelber (LAE)

Thanks to Learning Ally member Hoby Wedler for sharing this compassionate reflection of his attendance to the Southern California Art Auction. ... Read More about Southern California Art Auction Day

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