ProLiteracy Tune Your Text: Tech to Support Readability of Digital Text

Readability at ProLiteracy 2022

by Readability Matters • October 17, 2022

Tune Your Text: Tech to Support Readability of Digital Text   Readability Matters’ Founder, Kathy Crowley, joined Dr. Jen Vanek of World Education and Dr. Zoya Bylinskii of Adobe to share the latest work on Readability in Adult Education at the ProLiteracy conference in San Antonio. The talk began with Jen summarizing the importance of […]


Lightning Learning: Readability + Design Tools, Tim Brown, Adobe

Lightning Learning: “The Most Profound Change in the History of Graphic Design”

by Readability Matters • October 14, 2022

Readability + Design Tools Tim Brown, Head of Typography, Adobe   Tim Brown wants to start a conversation. He believes that there is no design software today that is completely relevant. Design has changed because of the power of the web and the old tools no longer work. The web can give readers the power […]


Fonts of Wider Letter Shapes Improve Recognition

Research Highlight: Fonts of Wider Letter Shapes Improve Letter Recognition

by Readability Matters • October 12, 2022

Small Font Changes can Make Significant Differences in Successfully Reading Digital Text   As more and more reading moves from print to digital surfaces, it is important to challenge typographic traditions established when most reading involved printed materials. There is little research about the impact of character width on letter recognition. Digital text is generally […]


Lightning Learning:Google's Dave Crossland and Hilary Palmén, The Importance of Variable Fonts in Improving Readability

Lightning Learning with Google’s Dave Crossland and Hilary Palmén

by Readability Matters • October 4, 2022

The Importance of Variable Fonts in Improving Readability   In February 2022, Google joined The Readability Consortium (TRC), a collaborative research initiative with a mission to enhance digital readability for all. Dave Crossland and Dr. Hilary Palmén of Google Fonts joined TRC founding organizations, Adobe, Readability Matters, and the University of Central Florida. Google’s vast […]