Like a tool kit or handbook the guide offers activities, resources, and
suggestions to help you increase literacy learning opportunities for
adults with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. The guide is for:
- Instructors, tutors and coordinators in adult literacy programs
- Support workers and coordinators in disabilities and rehabilitation
programs and organizations
By increasing your capacity to assist adults to strengthen their literacy
skills, you are supporting individuals to communicate with others and
participate in their communities.
- You can read parts of the guide to learn more about the
interconnections of adult literacy and disabilities. We hope you are
encouraged to have conversations with your colleagues and clients
about how you can reduce barriers in your programs.
See sections: Introduction; Learner Stories; Program Stories; What
are Effective Practices?; What is SARAW?; Effective Practices in
Program Management; and, Literacy and Disabilities Fact Sheet.
- You can go directly to the 'how to' sections on literacy skill
building. We hope you will try some of the activities and
approaches to facilitate learning and to integrate them into your
See sections: Effective Practices in Facilitating Learning; Activities
Tools and Materials; Effective Practices in Program Management;
Information and Resources, and Appendices.
- You can learn about SARAW and how to bring this talking
computer into your program. As there are few computer programs
specifically designed for literacy skill building for adults with
a diverse range of disabilities we hope that you will consider
incorporating SARAW software into your current programs.
See sections: What is SARAW; Introducing SARAW into your
Program; and Information and Resources.