Helping Tasmanians improve their literacy and numeracy skills develops their skills and confidence, builds resilience in our communities and grows the state economy.
26TEN communities, where people and organisations work together for a common goal, are making a difference.
Become part of 26TEN’s network of people and organisations who know that adult literacy and numeracy is everyone’s business, and everyone can help.
The impact of the 26TEN Network at the community level is powerful. Implementing solutions that are collaborative, practical and tailored to the specific needs of each community is how a real difference is made. It lets more people get practical help where and when they need it, supported by local people and organisations.
This plain English guide is easy to use and includes tips to
improve written communication. It has been produced by 26TEN, a network
of people and organisations working together to improve adult literacy
and numeracy in Tasmania.
Communicate clearly - A guide to plain English (html)
The 26TEN Communities Guide is for anyone who wants to help lift literacy levels in their community and would like to work with others in a systematic way to do that. Becoming a 26TEN Community: lifting adult literacy levels in Tasmania
How well is your organisation using plain English? Use this checklist to find out.
26TEN Tasmania is a long-term strategy for all Tasmanians who want to live in a state where all adults have the reading, writing, numeracy and communications skills they need for life.
Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIACC), Australia 2011-2012
2016 Progress Report (html)
We offer a range of free workshops to help raise awareness of literacy and numeracy, and to help build communication skills.
Increasing the funding and length of time for 26TEN Communities will boost their ability to make a difference to adult literacy and numeracy. This boost recognises that 26TEN's collaborative approach is working. Read more
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