It can be hard to put yourself in the shoes of someone who has problems with literacy. What we so often take for granted is the advantage being able to read and write gives us. This infographic from Trainwest takes you through the issues millions of people face with literacy around the world on a daily basis. For example, between 40 & 44 million adults can only read at a basic or below basic proficiency in America.
There are five levels of literacy and the majority of people here will be either at level 4 or 5. Level 3 is considered the bare minimum to be able to cope with the demands of modern society.
The issue is made a lot worse when people aren’t willing to seek help. They can often feel ashamed about their poor reading and writing skills and even when they do seek help; the help available isn’t tailored to meet their needs. Find out more in the infographic.