Posts By: Readability Matters

The Times (New Roman) are-a changing - US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken

“The Times (New Roman) are-a Changing”

by Readability Matters • January 25, 2023

US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken Requires Readability Changes   Personalization matters. One-format-fits-all should no longer be the defacto model of text presentation. Research supports the personalization of text format to improve reading speed, accuracy and comprehension for most of the population, not only as an accessibility solution. Readability Matters was excited to see the […]


Space for Readability: Effects on Reading Speed from Individuated Character and Word Spacing

Space for Readability: Effects on Reading Speed from Individuated Character and Word Spacing

by Readability Matters • January 5, 2023

Research Highlight: Space for Readability: Effects on Reading Speed from Individuated Character and Word Spacing Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting December 2022   The Vision Sciences Society has again highlighted readability work. A peer-reviewed abstract was presented at the VSS conference and published in the 2022 conference proceedings. The research studies the influence of character […]


28 Experts join forces for readability research

Research Highlight: “Readability Research: An Interdisciplinary Approach”

by Readability Matters • January 4, 2023

Readability Research: An Interdisciplinary Approach published in Foundations and Trends in Human-Computer Interaction December 12, 2022 “From the moment we wake up to the moment we end our day, we use interfaces built out of the written word. Textual information remains now, as it has for centuries, the cornerstone of human information acquisition. The wide […]


Adobe + Readability Matters, Creating Better Readability for All

Thank you, Adobe!

by Readability Matters • December 14, 2022

Adobe is Creating Better Readability   Readability Matters is grateful for our long-standing partnership with Adobe. Since our first meeting in 2017, Adobe’s Entrepreneur in Residence, Rick Treitman, has worked diligently to make better reading a reality for readers of PDF documents. Rick quickly saw the potential of improving reading proficiency through personalized reading formats […]


Readability Matters is Thankful for the Readability Community!

by Readability Matters • November 23, 2022

Thank you!   This month as we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States, we at Readability Matters want to express our gratitude for the many individuals that have joined the community working to bring better reading to the world. To our Readability colleagues spread around the world: Thank you! There is tremendous power in community. […]


Readability Matters + Sobrato Philanthropies, Building Better Reading Together

Thank You, Sobrato Philanthropies!

by Readability Matters • November 21, 2022

Continuing to Build on the Promise of Better Readability   Readability Matters is grateful for the partnership of Sobrato Philanthropies. As long-time supporters of education, Sobrato continues to make investments in initiatives that improve learning outcomes for children. Recent readability research has shown that by using text formats better suited for the individual, most students […]


PageBreak: Visions for the Future of Publishing

PageBreak: Visions for the Future of Publishing

by Readability Matters • November 17, 2022

Next-Generation Publishing – How to Get There   Publishing experts and visionaries gathered in San Francisco to discuss strategies for moving the publishing industry to emergent technologies, workflows, and processes. The inaugural PageBreak conference drew an impressive lineup of publishers, researchers, lawyers, librarians, technologists, and nonprofits, all focused on improving the publishing processes and ultimately […]


Invest in Better Reading - Giving Tuesday

Invest in Better Reading – Giving Tuesday!

by Readability Matters • November 17, 2022

Better Reading can Deliver Confidence, Educational, Career and Life Opportunities   The tech-for-good nonprofit Readability Matters is on a mission to improve reading outcomes. Recent research demonstrated that students achieved an average increase of 20% in the speed of accurate comprehension by using personalized reading formats. Adults can improve their reading speed by as much […]


Adobe MAX 2022 New Directions in Readability and Accessibility

Readability at Adobe MAX 2022

by Readability Matters • November 2, 2022

New Directions in Readability and Accessibility Adobe MAX, 2022   Every year Adobe holds a huge event in Los Angeles, simulcast to the world, called Adobe MAX, where it announces the latest big updates to its industry-leading software. This year’s conference included 6,000 attendees in Los Angeles and another several thousand attending virtually. And, once […]


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 […]