So what if they can’t read? And whose fault is it anyway?
A recent discussion on Twitter provided something of a jolt for me. It is very easy for us to assume that we what know is also known by others who work in our field. So when it was suggested in a recent Twitter conversation that 15% of the UK’s population being functionally illiterate was not necessarily a big problem, I was taken aback. Despite the fact that the epidemic is largely silent, and certainly hidden from most highly literate people, there seemed to me to have been enough written and said on the topic in recent years…
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