Barriers to Participation in Literacy Activities Facing People with Physical Disabilities (2004)

This report discusses the issues regarding the participation of adults with disabilities in adult literacy programs from their point of view. It discusses many barriers to developing literacy skills which may be attitudinal, technological, emotional or transportation-related. As well, it gives recommendations on how to overcome these barriers. The study findings will be used to generate meaningful recommendations for improving the accessibility of literacy programs and learning activities for people with disabilities.

This study employed a qualitative research approach and used semi-structured interviews as the method of data collection. Interviews were conducted in a number of different locations in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan.

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Neil Squire Foundation, Tim Readman and Dr. Christine Carpenter. Barriers to Participation in Literacy Activities Facing People with Physical Disabilities 2004. Web. 21 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/lil/barriers/barriers.pdf>
Neil Squire Foundation, Tim Readman & Dr. Christine Carpenter (2004). Barriers to Participation in Literacy Activities Facing People with Physical Disabilities. Retrieved October 21, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/lil/barriers/barriers.pdf
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