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Able to read but not interested in reading. See Usage Note at literate.

a·lit′er·a·cy n.
a·lit′er·ate n.
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the state or quality of being able but disinclined to read
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Re-thinking aliteracy: When undergraduates surrender their reading choices.
Aliteracy: What teachers can do to keep Johnny reading.
Aliteracy, the phenomenon of children choosing not to read despite being able to, is a cause for concern in many nations, including the Philippines.
While it is old, her article "The 3 Voices of Aliteracy" defines different types of readers.
In the book's third chapter, titled "Cryin' and Dyin' in the Age of Aliteracy," the author develops an in-depth textual analysis and cultural critique of representations of disability in young adult (YA) literature.
As a consequence of this finding, it could be suggested that examining ways to raise the likelihood of recreational book reading being a preferred choice is a potentially valid way to combat aliteracy.
Financial Aliteracy. Journal of Consumer Affairs, 42 (2): 306-309.
The frequency of students choosing the first option is suggested by the prevalence of aliteracy, i.e., the ability to read but the decision not to do so.
Aliteracy is here with us and we cannot run away from this fact.
Furthermore, library programs allocated for childhood education pupils are found to play a key role in addressing the problem of aliteracy, or being able to read but lacking the motivation to do so (LAC, 2006).
My explications of the course syllabi, especially in my 100 and 200 level composition classes, often work as negative pep talks, when my use of Greek and Latin metalanguage such as lexicology, aliteracy, and rhetoric frightens the truly hardcore aliterates.
Secondly, even for confident readers, poor attitude may lead to a choice not to read when other options exist, a condition known as aliteracy (McKenna, Kear and Ellsworth, 1995).