“Democratizing Digital Literacy: Adobe unveils readability research partnerships at MAX”
Today at the Adobe Max 2020 virtual conference, Mala Sharma, Adobe Vice President and General Manager, announced Adobe’s commitment to democratizing digital literacy through new partnerships in their commitment to improving reading experiences for all.
“Together with Readability Matters, University of Central Florida, and World Education, we are exploring how text personalization can unlock the secrets of readability and comprehension for all ages and abilities,” Sharma said. Today’s announcement builds on the September release of Liquid Mode in the free Adobe Acrobat Reader mobile platforms. “With millions now exclusively relying on Chromebooks, tablets, and smartphones, text can appear too small, squished together, tight, or jumbled.” Liquid Mode allows readers to consume their digital documents by adjusting their reading settings.
Sharma states that Adobe “worked with our partners to hone reading settings in Liquid Mode and build a reading lab at UCF…” Early work by Adobe, Readability Matters, and the University of Central Florida have shown that adjusting Readability Features (font, size, and character and line spacing) to an individual’s ideal reading setting can significantly improve speed and comprehension for readers at all levels.
Readability Matters is proud to partner with Adobe to expand the availability of personalized reading formats and ultimately build a movement to bring better reading to all.
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