New digital literacy resources for persons with diverse abilities

ABC Life Literacy Canada recently released new digital literacy resources from its Youth Teaching Adults program, which aims to increase the digital literacy skills of adult Canadians through online workshops led by youth volunteer tutors.

Many of these new resources focus on assistive technologies, which is a type of technology used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with diverse abilities.

Three new lesson plans written in clear language and formatted as step-by-step guides for at-home learning show adults how to use the Natural Reader App, Windows Ease of Access, and Mac Accessibility.

Each of these lesson plans also have accompanying video lessons:

These lesson plans can be used by adults individually, or with help from a youth volunteer. The topics of each lesson plan focus on tools that help people virtually connect with friends and family.

In addition to these three lesson plans, ABC Life Literacy has also released a lesson plan on QR codes. This has been made available in response to high demand from the community, as many establishments now require proof of vaccination through the use of a QR code.

Youth Teaching Adults now available on the ABC Skills Hub  

The ABC Skills Hub is ABC Life Literacy Canada’s online learning portal that offers asynchronous, at-home delivery of its adult literacy programs. Youth Teaching Adults is the newest program to be added to ABC Skills Hub. Users can now take the online course Snopes & Fake News. Additional lesson plans are set to follow in the coming months. Sign up for free to access this course and others!