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.


DAISY PLANET: "Learning Ally: Then and Now"
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January 5, 2012 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

"It was not a change we entered into lightly, as RFB&D was a long-established national institution and that name ... Read More about DAISY PLANET: "Learning Ally: Then and Now"

NBC-9 Denver: "9Who Care Winner Reads With a Purpose"
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December 19, 2011 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

"Word for word, he reads his lines. He rarely mispronounces anything.  'I've been reading for the blind for 14 ... Read More about NBC-9 Denver: "9Who Care Winner Reads With a Purpose"

Herald Star Online: "Forging Ahead, Focused on the Future"
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November 7, 2011 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

"For 22-year-old Stephanie Fernandes, visual impairment is no obstacle when it comes to educational success, although it does present ... Read More about Herald Star Online: "Forging Ahead, Focused on the Future"

Disability.GOV: "Students with Visual and Learning Disabilities Thrive with Accessible Audiobooks"
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October 20, 2011 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

"By providing state of the art, accessible audio textbooksto students, Learning Ally removes a major obstacle to their success ... Read More about Disability.GOV: "Students with Visual and Learning Disabilities Thrive with Accessible Audiobooks"

The Sacramento Bee: "Blind Student Has No Trouble Visualizing a Doctorate in Chemistry"
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September 12, 2011 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

"Even the most adept chemistry student will spend an evening hopelessly staring at models of double helixes, polypeptides and ... Read More about The Sacramento Bee: "Blind Student Has No Trouble Visualizing a Doctorate in Chemistry"

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