Can Inkscape save people from a life of crime?

Posted by tracyanne on Feb 18, 2013 7:48 AM EDT
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When the free vector drawing program Inkscape was first released in late 2003, I realized this software could do some part in helping to reduce the number of people incarcerated in the United States. This worthy goal is still within reach. Let me explain. From 1990 to 2000, I spent quite a bit of time supporting the Adult Literacy Services Division of the D.C. Public Libraries. Then, this division was exploring how technology could help adults learn how to read (among other things). I saw up close how computers could engage these adults, many of whom had learning disabilities.

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