Literacy and Disability (2000)

This report has two objectives. One is to illustrate the complexity of the relationships between literacy, disability, employment, education and income. The data illustrating the impact of disability on literacy is explored. The report then demonstrates the value of high literacy skills in the present labour market.

The second and major objective of the report is to determine how to address the literacy needs of people with disabilities. Information from relevant resources and a selection of Canada's best practice literacy programs helped the author to formulate thirteen recommendations, intended to address the problem of low literacy among people with disabilities and to guide the efforts of the Persons With Disabilities Advisory Committee (PWDAC).

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Angie Allard
Human Resource Development Canada
Strategic Services & External Relations, BC/Yukon
Tel. (604) 666-8201
Fax (604) 666-1042

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