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Tackle low literacy in correctional facilities

Inmates are three times as likely to have low literacy than the rest of Canada’s population.

We aren’t here to draw any conclusions from those numbers, but it is clear that the inability to read and write also makes it difficult for inmates to access life-changing support programs while inside that would help improve their lives post-release chances.

Assistive tech as a support

The goal is fewer individuals returning to a secure setting after they have completed their sentence — and it’s literacy that opens the door.

Teaching and tutorship are difficult services to provide in correctional facilities. Devices like your recommended Secure Reader 2 provide that kind of support with the need for an additional human presence. Using its text-to-speech scanner, built-in dictionaries, and multiple language support, correctional service residents can build reading independence.

Our free device trials for correctional facilities

We offer correctional facilities across Canada the chance to try out our devices with a free trial. Discover how a pen scanner could revolutionize reading where you are:

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