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.


Academic Struggles Hit Close to Home for Student Volunteers
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November 30, 2012 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

As any volunteer-based organization knows, student interns have much to offer, bringing fresh ideas, enthusiasm, and subject expertise to the ... Read More about Academic Struggles Hit Close to Home for Student Volunteers

The Lady with the Smiley Voice
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September 11, 2012 by Diane Kelber (LAE)

The late Rosie Kelber was committed to Learning Ally's mission, embodying the best of our volunteers' unending dedication. Just ... Read More about The Lady with the Smiley Voice

A Life Comes Full Circle
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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

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

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