The "What's New!" page is intended to spotlight current
news, events, publications, projects, and any other items that concern
literacy and the Region IV Hub. Check out past issues under What's
Turnout Reported for Easy Voter!
for easy-to-read information about candidates and California ballot
propositions turned by the thousands to Easy
Voter, the online home of the Easy Reading Voter Guide. Easy
Voter wasdesigned to help new voters and busy voters in California
learn about registering to vote, choosing a political party, and
deciding how to vote, whether at the polling place or at home
by absentee ballot.
reported an impressive 16,000 visits since its relaunch just three
months ago. The chart above shows the month of activity leading
up to the November 7 election. In the three days just prior to
the election, the tally shot up by over 6,000 visits. (Image courtesy
of Site Meter.)
and the Easy Reading Voter Guide also offers nonpartisan information
about candidates, parties, and ballot propositions in language
that is tailored for voters who have low literacy skills in English.
There is also a section for voters who speak Spanish primarily.
by Susan S. Clark, Easy Voter's content is based on research supported
by the California State Library in grants to the Santa Clara County
Library Reading Program. Special thanks go to the many adult literacy
students from the California Literacy Campaign who helped design
Announces New Grantees for LINCS Regional Technology Centers and
has awarded five new LINCS (Literacy Information aNd Communication
System) Regional Technology Center grants. The grants are awarded
for a three-year period beginning on October 1, 2000.
Regional Technology Centers and Lead Sites
LINCS (Western/Pacific Literacy Network and Peninsula Library
LINCS (Ohio Literacy Resource Center)
(Center for Literacy Studies)
Northwest LINCS (Northwest Regional Literacy Resource
New Center! Web site coming soon!
Collections are one-stop electronic gateways to specialized information
on high-quality literacy practices and materials for use in adult
education and literacy programs.
As of October
1, 2000, the LINCS Special Collections are maintained
by the following organizations.