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New Website from Learning Ally's College Success Program Helps Students Who are Blind or Low Vision to Excel in Higher Education

Posted May 03, 2021

May 3, 2021 - Princeton, NJ - Learning Ally, a leading education solutions provider, has launched a new website for its College Success Program (CSP), funded by Lavelle Fund for the Blind, NYC. The research-based CSP is a one of a kind, virtual program to help students who are blind or low vision successfully navigate their college learning journey and transition to the workplace. The new website was intentionally designed using the highest accessibility standards to give students an "all-in-one" online user experience. Members will have easy access to all the program resources they need to succeed in school, plus exciting new features to help them get guidance and connect to the community for support and networking.

Using a user-friendly search capability, the new CSP website includes direct access to Learning Ally's vast educational audiobook library to help students meet the rigorous curriculum requirements of higher education courses and find relevant college textbooks and literature, complete with maps, charts, and diagrams. 

The new website also offers a robust and stimulating set of on-demand resources - articles, webinars, podcasts, social community, mentorship and more - all delivering ongoing support and available at students' fingertips. Students, their parents, and the professionals who work with them can also sign up for webinars and events through the website.

"Thanks to our generous donors and state agency partners, the College Success Program is offered at no cost to transitioning high school and college students who are blind or have low vision," said Mary Alexander, National Director, Initiatives for the Blind, at Learning Ally.

Alexander goes on to say, "As the first and only virtual program of its kind in the nation, we took the program to the next level by developing this website to enhance and better meet the needs of our members using the leading best practices in accessibility. To support students' success in college, in the workforce and beyond, we've curated a solid breadth of online resources, and built in mentoring and community for them."  

Anyone working with blind or low vision students attending or planning to attend college, including high school counselors, state vocational rehabilitation agencies, teachers of the visually impaired, disability services offices, industry associations, and parents, can learn more about Learning Ally's College Success Program by visiting the new website, www.collegesuccessbvi.org or by calling 1-800-221-1098.

About Learning Ally

Learning Ally is a leading nonprofit education solutions organization dedicated to providing proven solutions to help early and struggling learners, and students who are blind or visually impaired to reach their full potential. The organization offers a range of literacy-focused offerings for students in Pre-K to Higher Ed and catalog of professional learning to support more than 1.5 million students and 200,000 educators across the country.