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.


Why I Give: A judge who is blind looks back on a lifetime of learning
Why I Give: A judge who is blind looks back on a lifetime of learning

April 15, 2016 by Mir Ali

Retired Judge William Hafer from Indiana has been a Learning Ally member for nearly half a century.  Hafer, who ... Read More about Why I Give: A judge who is blind looks back on a lifetime of learning

Blinded Crash Survivor Rebounds in Education
Blinded Crash Survivor Rebounds in Education

January 28, 2016 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

Totally blinded after a small plane crash, Barry Hyde endured a long recovery and had to start his life ... Read More about Blinded Crash Survivor Rebounds in Education

The Secret to College Success for Students Who Are Blind
The Secret to College Success for Students Who Are Blind

December 8, 2015 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

In partnership with the Lavelle Fund for the Blind, Learning Ally is piloting The College Success Program, a research-based ... Read More about The Secret to College Success for Students Who Are Blind

How to Be Athletic with a Visual Impairment
How to Be Athletic with a Visual Impairment

November 23, 2015 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

Abigail Lanier, center, runs with help from a sighted guide. College Success Program mentor coordinator Abigail Lanier shares how and ... Read More about How to Be Athletic with a Visual Impairment

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