reports that Olympic rowing champion Sir Steve Redgrave is challenging the way reading tends to be regarded as the essential base for all other learning. Redgrave believes that audio-visual equipment has a lot of potential in helping visually impaired and dyslexic pupils, and because of this, parents should be made aware of their potential. Redgrave says that there is an "assumption among educationalists that there is only one way to learn--by reading." While Redgrave recognizes that schools have competing priorities for resources, however, he believes more can be done to raise awareness among parents about alternative learning...

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