Technology for Better Reading

 

We build better reading.

We engage a network of thinkers and doers to deliver personalized reading environments, empowering everyone everywhere to achieve more.

Research shows that 70% of us could be better at reading.

Technology today has the potential to maximize our ability to comprehend quickly and accurately. Personalized reading material can increase readability for adults and children; one format does not fit all. Making small changes to text format can have an immediate impact on reading comfort and performance.

Let’s put the option for enhanced readability into the hands of those who seek knowledge, learn in school, track trends, and enjoy reading.

Readability Matters
Tune Your Text

  • Advocates like Readability Matters are key in our era of information overload. LabX is excited to be working side by side with them to prove out technologies that enhance reading instantly.
    — Dr. Ben D. Sawyer, Professor of Industrial Engineering & Neuroscientist, University of Central Florida
  • Research-driven approaches to improving outcomes for all learners are vital. We consistently look to highlight products and companies like Readability Matters that embrace research in their product development and improvement.
    — Karen Cator, President and CEO, Digital Promise
  • The Readability Matters team has brought invaluable insights to help guide our research directions towards impactful findings on optimal reading formats. We look forward to continuing to learn from each other.
    — Dr. Zoya Bylinskii, Research Scientist, Adobe
  • Readability Matters has served as the catalyst to bring together multiple groups of advocates, researchers, and professionals to help spur new research into the idea that every person, no matter their prior ability, can improve their reading ability with their optimal typeface. As a researcher, I am privileged to be working with such a group.
    — Shaun Wallace, Doctoral Candidate, Brown University
  • As a researcher, I am excited to explore the benefits of personalized reading formats for children. Readability Features may be an important new tool for educators in the area of individualized instruction.
    — Carol Connor, PhD, Chancellors Professor, School of Education, University of California, Irvine
  • "The team at Readability Matters continues to challenge our thinking and expand our research agenda. We look forward to improved reading productivity for all!"
    — Rick Treitman, Entrepreneur in Residence, Adobe
  • ReadWorks is excited to team with Readability Matters and researchers exploring Readability impacts. We have a collective goal of improving outcomes for all learners.
    — Susanne Nobles, PhD, Senior Director of Teaching and Learning, ReadWorks

Tune Your Text

Make text format changes to increase readability.

In order to improve readability, everyone needs the ability to control character shape, width and weight, size, character and line spacing, and background color.

A limited set of Readability Features are available in some apps today. But much more can be done.

Kathy Crowley and Marjorie Jordan, Readability Matters
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Experiment with Readability Features

Software developers often create a test environment, called a sandbox, with elements for the intended users to try before the code is built, tested and deployed. Our sandbox allows readers to Tune Their Text, to experience controlling the text format changes that can create significant improvement in reading comfort and performance.

Play in the Readability Features Sandbox now.

Reading is Everywhere

Over a lifetime, individuals must be proficient readers for education, work, and personal enjoyment. At an early age, children are required to transition from learning to read, to reading to learn. Adults are expected to read well to accomplish their jobs. Companies share written information with employees and with customers. Publishers work to attract readers to their content. And, individuals read for enjoyment. Tuned text offers improved outcomes and better reading experiences across all purposes for reading:

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