Learn how adult literacy and plain language are intrinsically connected. 

Hear compelling stories from a now well-established program known as 26TEN, which is combining practical grass-roots action with evidence-based supporting frameworks.  

Take part in practical activities run as part of 26TEN’s free awareness workshops, designed to help people with good literacy and numeracy skills understand what it’s like when you don’t have those skills.  

See how Collective Impact, a model for social change, is helping to spread the use of plain language on a large scale and make a real difference to the lives of people with low literacy and numeracy skills.  

26TEN refers to the 26 letters of the alphabet we use for reading and writing, and the ten digits we use for counting. It is a growing network of business, community, government and individuals working together to improve adult literacy and numeracy.   

The state has a new ten-year plan for all Tasmanians to have the literacy and numeracy skills they need for work and life and one of the goals is for everyone to communicate clearly through the use of plain language. 

More and more people are coming on board – from manufacturing, healthcare, legal and accounting services, local and state government – and the stories starting to emerge are inspiring. 

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