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.


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

Kate Scott: From Dyslexic and Illiterate to Author
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February 5, 2014 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

Author Kate Scott has come a long way from not knowing the alphabet at age eight to becoming a published ... Read More about Kate Scott: From Dyslexic and Illiterate to Author

Author for Access: "The Transcriber" by Kristen Witucki
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May 30, 2013 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

Blind since birth, Kristen Witucki is a longtime member of the Learning Ally community and a former staff member. ... Read More about Author for Access: "The Transcriber" by Kristen Witucki

Easy Listening Makes for a Well-Researched Book
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July 27, 2012 by Jenny Falke (LAE)

  Dr. Ed Hersh, who was born blind, began working on his Ph.D. after spending 17 years in a career ... Read More about Easy Listening Makes for a Well-Researched Book

"Breaking Barriers" to Become an Author
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June 6, 2012 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

After decades of listening to books, longtime Learning Ally member Peter Altschul has finally written one of his own. ... Read More about "Breaking Barriers" to Become an Author

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