Askability

The UK has this great site for kids…

https://www.askability.org.uk/

the benefits and goals of which are worth thinking about…

Something that caught my eye about it was its use of Widgit software. The explanation for this states that “Widgit software works with many organisations, advocating the use of symbols as tools for participation and communication for people with learning disabilities….” www.widgit.com I guess the notion of challenging how we communicate digitally in terms of symbols to make communication more accessible to all (and thereby changing forms of literacy?) appealed to me.

 

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About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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