Another Impact of Low Literacy

May 1, 2023

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How Low Literacy Affects the Ability to Perform Daily Tasks

According to ProLiteracy, there are 43 million adults who struggle to read beyond a third-grade level. This brief article describes what that means in life and how it can impact the ability to read medicine bottles, instructions on a voting ballot, and materials that children bring home from school.

The AACLC’s programs address adult literacy needs in Anne Arundel County. To see what literacy looks like in our communities, Maryland, and surrounding areas, visit the Barbara Bush Foundation’s Literacy Gap Map.

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