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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.


Longtime Valley Artist Now Painting Pictures With Words
GLACIER VIEW, AK — An accomplished Matanuska Valley painter has begun another canvas, but this time her voice ispic the work of art.

Longtime Glacier View resident Suzie Althens is making a name for herself in the audiobook narration market, where her work for a nonprofit as well as national publishers is earning a reputation as the voice from Alaska.

“It is one of those things you can do from just about anywhere, especially these days with the advances in technology,” Althens said. “I do try to hold back on playing the ‘A’ (Alaska) card,” she joked, “but sometimes it does have some cachet with the publishers.” Read the full story in the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman.




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