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.


Beginning to See the Light
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June 10, 2012 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

From Phoenix volunteer Joe Finnerty comes a genuine reminder of why volunteers at Learning Ally are so important. He ... Read More about Beginning to See the Light

"Breaking Barriers" to Become an Author
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June 6, 2012 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

After decades of listening to books, longtime Learning Ally member Peter Altschul has finally written one of his own. ... Read More about "Breaking Barriers" to Become an Author

Letter from a Grateful Mom
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May 29, 2012 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

We couldn't resist sharing this incredible thank you note from Maryland-based Dorrie P., mother of Learning Ally member Avery. ... Read More about Letter from a Grateful Mom

A Volunteer's Chance Encounter
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May 16, 2012 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

A studio volunteer for more than two decades, John Esau shares this meaningful reflection on his experience at Learning ... Read More about A Volunteer's Chance Encounter

Blinded Marine Goes the Distance
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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