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.


Book of the Week: The Maze Runner
Book of the Week: The Maze Runner

April 7, 2014 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

Our book of the week is The Maze Runner, a thrilling dystopian young adult novel and the first in ... Read More about Book of the Week: The Maze Runner

Dyslexic Author Gary Karton Has A Message for Kids: "Different is Good"
Dyslexic Author Gary Karton Has A Message for Kids:

April 2, 2014 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

Gary Karton is the author of The Last Akaway, the first book in the fantastical Brody Boondoggle adventure series for kids. ... Read More about Dyslexic Author Gary Karton Has A Message for Kids: "Different is Good"

Blind Movie-Goer's Insightful Review of "12 Years a Slave"
Blind Movie-Goer's Insightful Review of

March 17, 2014 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

It's a privilege to share with our community this review of the Oscar-winning film, 12 Years a Slave, offered by author and former ... Read More about Blind Movie-Goer's Insightful Review of "12 Years a Slave"

A Dyslexic American Teen in Jerusalem, Bound for Yale University
A Dyslexic American Teen in Jerusalem, Bound for Yale University

February 25, 2014 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

  Eddie Maza displays one of his favorite works of literature in both print and audio format. From an early ... Read More about A Dyslexic American Teen in Jerusalem, Bound for Yale University

Henry Winkler: "I Had a Name-- I Was Dyslexic"
Henry Winkler:

February 24, 2014 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

Many people recognize actor, director, producer, and author Henry Winkler from his role as “The Fonz,” but since his ... Read More about Henry Winkler: "I Had a Name-- I Was Dyslexic"

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