Meaning of LITERACY in English
[noun] [U] - the ability to read and writeResearch suggests that children who leave primary school without a firm grounding in literacy and numeracy never catch up.Far more resources are needed to improve adult literacy.(figurative) Computer literacy (= Knowledge of how to use computers) is becoming as essential as the ability to drive a car.(figurative) According to a national survey of economic literacy, most Americans know little about economics.
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012