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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Back to School with Dyslexia: Five Tips for Parents and Students

Back to School with Dyslexia: Five Tips for Parents and Students

"Part of getting your child ready for school is also getting the school ready for your child," says Dr. Chester Goad, a Tennessee-based dyslexia and disability advocate, university administrator, and former school principal. Here Dr. Goad's top five tips for making the back-to-school transition as smooth as possible for students with dyslexia. [read more]

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November 10, 2010

Moving Beyond Survival

Since a rocket attack in Iraq blinded and nearly killed him in 2008, Sgt. Joel Tavera has endured an endless regimen of surgeries and rehabilitation measures. Yet even in the few months since he joined the RFB&D community, it's been inspiring to see how far Joel has come toward living on his own terms – and how naturally he accentuates the positive.

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October 20, 2010

Follow the Dancing Dots

"I work to make certain that who I am dictates what I do and never vice versa."So says Bill McCann, lifetime member of RFB&D and founder of Dancing Dots, an innovative company that develops and adapts assistive music technology for blind musicians around the world.

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