A group of North Texas researchers has made the cut in an international competition to develop an easy-to-use smartphone app to improve adult literacy.
The team from Southern Methodist University and Literacy Instruction for Texas is one of five finalists announced Friday morning that remain in the running for the $3 million Adult Literacy XPRIZE.
More than 36 million U.S. adults lack basic English literacy. And local officials fear one-third of Dallas adults could be illiterate within a decade if nothing changes. So the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy launched this adult literacy app contest.