Learning Ally Blog: Access and Achievement

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.

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February 20, 2011

When Dyslexia Becomes an Advantage

Until he was formally diagnosed in 5th grade with acute dyslexia and a 3rd grade reading level, Ryan Ansel was viewed as a late starter in reading.Yet many years later, while applying for a Learning Ally National Achievement Award, he wrote: “I transformed dyslexia from my enemy into a source of motivation. Dyslexia and Learning Ally are the reasons I was able to achieve high academic honors each year in high school. The impossible is now possible for me."

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February 15, 2011

Looking Back on “Avenues to Access”

We're still catching our collective breath after RFB&D’s 51st National Achievement Awards concluded on February 9 in Washington, DC. The impressions of that week are vivid and panoramic; we captured more than can be condensed into one blog post or even a few. Over the next several weeks, we’ll share images, soundbites, and points of perspective that surfaced at the “Avenues to Access” Roundtable, in our meetings on Capitol Hill, and the Awards celebration itself.

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February 1, 2011

Avenues to Access – A Capitol Hill Roundtable Conversation With People Who “Learn Differently”

When: February 7, 2011; 10 a.m. to Noon
Where: U.S. Capitol Visitor's Center, Congressional Meeting Room North
WASHINGTON, DC -- Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic® (RFB&D) will host a media roundtable spotlighting remarkable people with learning differences – and the transformative impact that accessible content and assistive technology has made in their lives.

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