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Re: "maybe even in the fact that you use words as all," (sic)

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 21:43:44 +0100
Cc: www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
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To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Doug,

regarding the claim that 20% of people in the UK are functionally  
illiterate may I refer you to the very well respected report 'A Fresh  
Start' by Lord Moser for the UK Government:
http://www.lifelonglearning.co.uk/mosergroup/

Improving Literacy and Numeracy
A Fresh Start
The report of the working group chaired by Sir Claus Moser.
Chapter 1: The Problem and Our Strategy
1.1 Something like one adult in five in this country is not  
functionally literate and far more people have problems with numeracy.

I have referred in the past to this report in emails to the www-svg  
list.

Communication and literacy rely on both reading and writing.
Current W3C web specifications are being developed by developers, for  
developers and the corporations that employ them.

regards


Jonathan Chetwynd

j.chetwynd@btinternet.com
http://www.openicon.org/

+44 (0) 20 7978 1764


On 22 Jul 2008, at 18:26, Doug Schepers wrote:

> Hi, Jonathan-
>
> As usual, you are twisting the facts to suit your claim.
>
> Your claim was that 20% of people in the UK are functionally  
> illiterate (I think that figure is high,
Received on Tuesday, 22 July 2008 20:44:28 GMT

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