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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.


Helping College Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired Succeed
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You’re invited to a day of discussion in celebration of our National Achievement Awards

Hoby Wedler“The College Success Program” Saturday, April 18, 2015 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Marriott Marquis 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001 What unique challenges does college pose for students who are blind or visually impaired? Join us in a discussion with a remarkable panel of experts as we explore the resources college students need to thrive. During this event, we will share findings from Learning Ally's groundbreaking ethnographic research project on a range of topics including advocacy, partnering with support organizations, collaborating with instructors, and staying socially connected. We'll also spotlight the launch of Learning Ally's College Success Program, a unique mentoring initiative rolling out to support students who are blind or visually impaired as they navigate the college journey. Special guests include past winners of our National Achievement Awards who are blind or visually impaired and have succeeded in college and beyond. Don't miss the chance to join this conversation! There is no cost to attend this event. Questions? Contact Mary Alexander at mAlexander@LearningAlly.org Register at naa.learningally.org/event/college-success-program-blind-visually-impaired


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