American Literacy Council
Non-Profit Innovators in Education Since 1876
For more than 150 years, the American Literacy Council (ALC) has issued scholarly research, publications and innovative strategies, to help counter the dismal literacy statistics found in most English-speaking countries. Our goal is to share with you tools, concepts, and action plans that support this effort.
We have collected and posted, on this site, a variety of related materials: scholarly articles, practical "how-to" case studies, recordings, videos, conceptual debates, sources for software packages, links to classroom materials, lists of funding sources, professional organizations, statistical studies, and examples of innovative initiatives.
The American Literacy Council's main purpose is to convey information on new solutions, innovative technologies, and tools for engaging more boldly in the battle for literacy.
SoundSpel Translator - Automatic Translator to reformed spelling in SoundSpel.
English Without Limits - A free video course of Immersion English for beginners.
Mobile 112 Scan & Speak Reading App - This is an application for your android, tablet, or smart phone. If you cannot read well, this $2.79 app can help. You simply take a picture of the text with your Android smart phone or pad, and this app reads it aloud. It is meant to help dyslexics by recognizing text and reading the words out loud.
SoundSpell Chrome Browser Extension - Translates web pages into SoundSpel, which is "Written as it sounds, and Pronounced as it is written".
Life with Letters as They Turned Photogenic - by Edward Rondthaler
Dictionary of Simplified American Spelling - An Alternative Spelling for English (SoundSpel) ... "Written as it Sounds, Pronounced as it's Written", Scholars' Edition - by The American Language Academy for English.
ProLiteracy - This organization sponsors literacy classes for learners or volunteers..
Resources - An extensive list of helpful literacy tools.
American Literacy Council's Internet Archives - Archives of the American Literacy Council's former Websites. Internet Explorer is required to view these older versions.