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.


Volunteers feel "a complete connection" to student success
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October 17, 2016 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

Last month we stopped by the Learning Ally studio in midtown Manhattan for a conversation with volunteers Pamela Ramsden, Sue ... Read More about Volunteers feel "a complete connection" to student success

Dyslexic Students Meet Volunteers and Learn about Audiobook Creation
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June 7, 2016 by Mir Ali

"How does it feel to meet the people who record your books?"  "It feels AWESOME! They're really cool!" It's a magical time when ... Read More about Dyslexic Students Meet Volunteers and Learn about Audiobook Creation

Learning Ally Students Read 20 Million Pages This School Year!
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May 31, 2016 by Mir Ali

We ran through the Shire, swung into Terabithia and rode the train to Hogwarts! When we were finished, we clicked ... Read More about Learning Ally Students Read 20 Million Pages This School Year!

Why I Give: Veterinarian Remembers Struggling During School Due to Dyslexia
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May 6, 2016 by Mir Ali

by guest blogger Cliff Swanson, Learning Ally volunteer I have recently retired from a 30-year career as a veterinary anesthesiologist. I ... Read More about Why I Give: Veterinarian Remembers Struggling During School Due to Dyslexia

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

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