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.


Dyslexic Child Embraces Words and Books
Dyslexic Child Embraces Words and Books

June 1, 2010 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

For eight-year-old Leslie, dyslexia kept her reading at a kindergarten level even as she crossed through second grade. But ... Read More about Dyslexic Child Embraces Words and Books

Working at My Own Pace
Working at My Own Pace

May 27, 2010 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

Blinded by a roadside bomb in Mahmudiyah, Iraq on August 22, 2004, retired Marine Michael Jernigan is now thriving in college ... Read More about Working at My Own Pace

A New Home for RFB&D in Orland Park/Chicago
A New Home for RFB&D in Orland Park/Chicago

May 19, 2010 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic volunteers will soon be producing audio books for the print-disabled -- from the former Orland Park ... Read More about A New Home for RFB&D in Orland Park/Chicago

"What's Wrong With You?"

May 17, 2010 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

Stacey Dugan Montebello, a student at Maryland Institute College of Art, writes with passion about her experiences struggling with dyslexia as ... Read More about "What's Wrong With You?"

On Camera in Washington D.C.
On Camera in Washington D.C.

May 11, 2010 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

On Friday, May 7, blind doctoral student and aviation safety professional Barry Hyde joined our long time friend, volunteer ... Read More about On Camera in Washington D.C.

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