Lost for Words - adult literacy in Australia
We look at a series that shows what it's like to struggle with the written word.
If you need a business case for a plain language rewrite of your organisation's website, current literacy abilities in Australia is one good reason.
- Level 1 is primary school equivalent - these readers understand short sentences
- Level 2 is years 7-10 equivalent.
Catching a train or shopping for groceries is a struggle for millions of people who read at Level 1.
You can find Lost for Words on SBS On Demand. It is currently limited to Australia but check your local networks. It's insightful viewing for anyone who wants to understand more about users and how they experience words and content.