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.


20/20 Vision in the Morning; Legally Blind in the Afternoon
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January 9, 2011 by Diane Kelber (LAE)

Nineteen-year old Shannah Linker can’t focus her eyes to read for longer than five minutes. After that, she can’t ... Read More about 20/20 Vision in the Morning; Legally Blind in the Afternoon

"Magic Happens Here"
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December 6, 2010 by Diane Kelber (LAE)

Magic happens every day in Susan Allen’s special education classroom, where children who used to hate reading now sit ... Read More about "Magic Happens Here"

Drilling Deeper Into Oil's Impact
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July 22, 2010 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

  The cataclysm in the Gulf of Mexico is sure to have far-reaching impacts on the environment, economy, and society. ... Read More about Drilling Deeper Into Oil's Impact

"Get Caught Listening"
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June 9, 2010 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

We're already halfway into National Audiobook Month. The theme for this month – “Let’s Get Caught Listening” – is a ... Read More about "Get Caught Listening"

Dyslexic Child Embraces Words and Books
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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

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