A short video about Citizen Literacy explaining what we do and why we do it
There are over 6 million people of working age in the UK that have poor reading and writing skills – about 15% of the population. Our app and teaching resources helps adults to learn to read and write and supports their teachers. We saw a gap in the current support for adult literacy learners and their teachers in their use of new digital technologies. We realised that this was an opportunity to enable these adults to learn more autonomously and effectively by using their smartphones. In our experience many adults with poor literacy own a smartphone and this provides a learning opportunity. The App is accompanied by a comprehensive set of printed learning resources to support the learners and their teachers in class and at home.