It’s All About the Reader
It is time to think about reading differently… Research shows that small changes to text format can have an immediate impact on reading performance (speed and accuracy) and experience. Each individual has their own best reading format. More than 70% of readers benefit from these changes.
Reading should not be approached as a one-size-fits-all activity. In paper books, it makes sense to print in a single publisher-selected format. With increased access to electronic reading, it is now possible to let individuals define the best format for themselves. For many readers, making these additional readability changes can increase their speed of accurate reading by 20% or more. For children, the improvement might be 50% or more. An increase is possible for most readers.
Today, some reading apps offer limited control of text format (font, text size, background color, etc.) Introducing additional readability features (including character spacing, character expansion, and line spacing) makes individual performance increase possible.
Enabling these changes can increase interest and willingness to engage in reading, which has far-reaching consequences for children and adults alike. Making it easier for children to acquire reading skill puts them on the path of life-long learning. Increasing reading performance in adults produces more life and career opportunities. Elevating reading performance is a worthy goal for all of us.
Think about it. Why not?
Tune Your Text