Readability Research: An Interdisciplinary Approach

by Readability Matters • July 27, 2021

“Readability Research: An Interdisciplinary Approach” is now available on arXiv!   “Readability Research: An Interdisciplinary Approach” is now available on arXiv, an archival preprint service. Twenty-eight different authors — from around the world and across many disciplines — collaborated to author a 60+ page intro to Readability research toward the goal of accelerating best practices […]

Stories: High School and Beyond

Stories: High School and Beyond

by Readability Matters • July 26, 2021

Extensive Reading Demands Managed Claire had always been a very hard worker and a strong achiever.  As a child, she was an enthusiastic reader and regularly read for pleasure. But when she encountered the extensive reading demands of an Advanced Placement history class in high school, her grades began to slip. Claire’s mother knew the […]

This is the Future of Reading

The Future of Reading, Better than The Jetsons Imagined

by Readability Matters • July 25, 2021

Personalized Reading is the Future While the Jetsons foretold large screens, electronic reading, and virtual meetings, they completely missed the promise of personalized text formats for better reading experiences. In a discussion with the California Department of Education, their leader didn’t miss the importance. She immediately saw the potential for improved reading experiences to positively […]

Adobe for Education Summit - Digital Reading

Adobe For Education Summit

by Readability Matters • July 20, 2021

Join the Adobe for Education Summit Virtual and Free in 2021! Join the Wednesday session to learn more about the latest readability research. Small changes to text formats can maximize an individual’s ability to read quickly and accurately, and comprehend more. Digital reading allows the shift from what is best for the population to what […]

SXSW EDU Session Videos Released

SXSW EDU Session Videos Released

by Readability Matters • July 19, 2021

Personalizing Reading: One Size Doesn’t Fit all In America, only one-third of students read proficiently, and 54% of adults read below the sixth-grade level. Research shows individual reading perception is a key barrier: One text format does not fit all, especially when working across digital devices. At the 2021 SXSW EDU conference, Adobe’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Rick […]

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by Readability Matters • July 14, 2021

Please consider designating Readability Matters for Amazon’s donations AmazonSmile ( offers the same items, prices, and benefits as, with one important difference. When you shop on AmazonSmile, Amazon’s Foundation contributes 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice. It’s a small amount — just 0.5% donated for every dollar […]