An information brochure for adults with low English literacy
Series: Easy Reading brochures – Vecova
Collection: Learning Materials
This booklet is part of a series developed by Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova), based in Calgary, Alberta, for people with low English literacy skills.
In this booklet, the focus is on housing. The authors explain that Alberta’s Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) program offers three types of housing: a residence or group home; a support home; and supported independent living. They describe the differences between them and discuss factors to consider in selecting an option.
As well, the authors discuss the pros and cons of renting versus buying a home; provide worksheets to help with budgeting; and include a list of resources for finding more information about housing.
They use clear language throughout; provide definitions for unfamiliar words; and offer pronunciation guides for difficult words. They also break compound words like “outside” into smaller parts by inserting hyphens.
While some of the information in this booklet relates specifically to Alberta, much of it is relevant to a variety of settings.
Formerly called the Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute (VRRI), Vecova helps both people with disabilities and the community in general. For more information, please click here: http://vecova.ca/.