LAUNCHING YOUNG LEADERS: Seth Burstein is dyslexic; Christina Chang is visually impaired. Both relied on Learning Ally’s accessible audiobooks to succeed in K-12 and college, and are progressing now toward productive business careers. They’re also both past winners of Learning Ally’s National Achievement Awards — a high honor for students who demonstrate excellence in academics and leadership in the community.
A small and charming volunteer has made her way into our Orland Park-Chicago studio — bringing major encouragement to all the hard-working readers, celebrities, authors and volunteers. Thanks, Ruby, for your support of #Recordathon!
Capping off Learning Ally’s National Achievement Awards celebration, we went over to the ABC television affiliate in Washington, DC for a live studio interview. Left to right: Natasha Barrett, ABC-7 host of “Let’s Talk Live”; Steph Fernandes, Learning Ally National Achievement Award winner, who is totally blind and going to law school in Ohio; and Doug Sprei, Learning Ally National Director of Communications.
PAST VISIONS OF THE FUTURE: Learning Ally’s national Board Chairman, Andrew Hofer, flagged this illustration from The Atlantic Monthly, depicting how 1910 Frenchmen thought we would learn in 2000.
It pictures books being thrown into a kind of meatgrinder (by a well-robed professor) and fed to students by headphones. One forlorn-looking boy has been assigned operation of the grinder.