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.


Conversations for the Record
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October 17, 2010 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

RFB&D was honored to be invited to visit with StoryCorps in Trenton, NJ to record a pair of wide-ranging conversations about life ... Read More about Conversations for the Record

A Lady and Her Trumpet
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September 23, 2010 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

Blind since birth, RFB&D member Chela Robles has navigated through many obstacles while maturing into a determined and dedicated musician. Her ... Read More about A Lady and Her Trumpet

Hope and Healing
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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

Serving Those Who Served
Dan Standage -photo

August 16, 2010 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

Blinded by the rarest of calamities while he was in the Marine Corps, Daniel Standage discovered that schooling and ... Read More about Serving Those Who Served

Salute to Canine Comrades
Denna Lambert with guide dog

August 9, 2010 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

  Guide dogs transform the lives of their human partners by serving as a companion, helper, aide, best friend and close ... Read More about Salute to Canine Comrades

father reading on ipad with son

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