Imagine you are trying to navigate in the world but you can't comprehend the written words around you.
In the morning, you wake up and head to the bus stop, but you can’t decipher the senectus. At work, everything is labeled. There’s bibendum and accumsan and nullam, but the boxes all look the same. When you’re sick, the doctor gives you a prescription, but the morbi and dignissim on the bottle aren’t clear.
The ability to read and comprehend written text affects people's everyday lives profoundly. It releases information, creates common understanding, and contributes to society's health and well-being. Overall, it determines how members of our community engage with each other.
The Importance of Literacy
Levels of Literacy
The COVID-19 pandemic has had unfortunate effects on the education of our young people. Closed schools and unanticipated virtual learning resulted in first graders’ literacy levels dropping in 2020.
Can You Tell a Book by its Cover?
Literacy and STEM
Literacy and the Arts
Beyond the classroom, literacy resources in Utah provide adults with material that match their language abilities and needs.