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Informatics The ability to read and write. See Digital literacy Medical communication The ability to read and understand written text, instructions and medically relevant materials. See health literacy, Science literacy.


Ability of a person to read, write, and speak English, and to solve problems sufficiently well to function in a job and in society.
[L. littera, letter]


(lit′ĕ-răt) [L. litteratus, marked with letters]
Being able to read and write, and to use written language as in understanding graphs, charts, tables, maps, symbols, and formulas. literacy (-ră-sē)

number literacy

The ability of patients to understand their lab values and make lifestyle adjustments accordingly.
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Literacy Lunches were established as an extension of the workshops.
This new generation of champions plays a critical role in the future of literacy at a time when the literacy landscape is evolving rapidly," said Marcie Craig Post, Executive Director, International Literacy Association.
Outstanding Literacy Volunteer - Ken Horton, Learn to Read, Jacksonville
Literacy contributes to peace as it brings people closer to attaining individual freedoms and better understanding the world, as well as preventing or resolving conflict.
In 2003, the NAAL survey included a new Health Literacy Supplement Assessment to estimate health literacy in the general population (Kutner et al.
For example, the Jonesboro Public Schools in Arkansas recently launched a literacy initiative to strengthen reading skills in the upper grades.
Given the lack of research concerning key outcomes potentially associated with media literacy, the purpose of this study was to assess the influence of adolescents' attitudes toward media on media literacy lesson outcomes.
No one knows better than CPAs about what a huge problem financial illiteracy is--it is rampant throughout our state and our country," said Mitchell Freedman, CPA/PFS, a founder and chair of the California Jump$tart Coalition and a member of CalCPA's Financial Literacy Committee.
The authors helpfully weave true stories of literacy coaches' experiences throughout the chapters, providing authentic examples that can be used as guides for professional development as well as program development.
The adult learners - 24 in Simi Valley and five in Moorpark - all are seeking help learning to read, said Paula Petrossi of the literacy program.
Through its Grassroots Mobilization Team, which collaborates with state societies to get CPAs across the nation involved in community-based financial education, the AICPA is encouraging thousands of CPAs to join the 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy campaign and help teach the American public--from school children to retirees--how to better recognize and respond to financial issues.
Some studies find low health literacy is the single biggest contributor to poor health outcomes," says Ms.