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ERIC Number: ED547399
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 26
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 0-9689593-2-6
Adult Literacy, Learning Disabilities and Technology: An Annotated Bibliography
Williams, Jean
Centre for Literacy of Quebec
How many adults with literacy problems actually have learning disabilities (LD)? Do most adults with severe literacy problems actually have a learning disability? What data exist to support the claims? How is LD being defined? Is the label overused? Is social/economic disadvantage misinterpreted as LD? What technologies and software exist to accommodate various disabilities? What can technology offer specifically to the learning disabled? How can technologies developed for specific disabilities be adapted for others? The 2001 Summer Institute at the Centre for Literacy posed these and other questions about adults and learning disabilities. This bibliography was intended to provide some context for the discussions. The search reinforced the sense of ambiguity surrounding the topic. Terminology and concepts differed from one country to another, even in the English-speaking world. The hope is that this collection of annotations will seed further searches and lead to some common understanding of the ways that literacy and learning disabilities may or may not related.
Centre for Literacy of Quebec. 2100 Marlowe Avenue Suite 236, Montreal, QC H4A 3L5, Canada. Tel: 514-798-5601; Fax: 514-798-5602; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: Adult Basic Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Canada Post; National Literacy Secretariat (Canada)
Authoring Institution: Centre for Literacy of Quebec (Canada)