September 8, 2008
The following story was written by Kate Nesbitt, from Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. In April 2008, Kate took part in some sessions during the Pan-Canadian Interactive Literacy Forum in Edmonton.
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by Kate Nesbitt
- Disabilities are also abilities; we just have to find the gifts within.
- If we stop learning, we stop growing.
- Given opportunity and support, every person can learn at their pace in their own way.
- To change public perception, people with low literacy must speak about their life experiences, challenges and achievements.
[This story was taken with permission, from the way in: Word on the Prairie, a collection of photo essays of real lives, published by Literacy Alberta. Kate’s story is found on page 18.]