Friday, November 12, 2010

Videos that Demonstrate the Need for Adult Literacy Training

My company (Reading Horizons) just launched a series of new videos that showcase individuals' first-hand experiences with reading difficulties. The video series is called "In Your Own Backyard," demonstrating that there are people all around us--"in our own backyard"--who struggle with reading. They could be our friends or our loved ones. I thought it would be worth sharing this link on this blog to remind us of the opportunities that surround us to help build literacy skills.

I also wanted to share another video that demonstrates the painful reality of illiteracy. I sometimes share this video at the beginning of my presentations at professional literacy conferences to establish commonality among those in attendance. I often observe attendees nodding their heads as they watch this video because of their familiarity with this reality. This video can be accessed below.

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