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Open Letter to Senator Cassidy: Open Letter to Senator Cassidy: Better Readability Improves Learning Outcomes

Open Letter to US Senator Cassidy: Better Readability Improves Learning Outcomes

US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD Calls for Feedback on Improving Literacy   US Senator Bill Cassidy, the Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released a February 2024 report on child literacy, highlighting significant challenges American children face in acquiring fundamental reading skills. Cassidy emphasizes the need for bipartisan action…

Fonts Hanging Out, Elle Cordova

Fonts Hanging Out

Elle Cordova’s Font Humor Shines   Readability Matters appreciated singer-songwriter Elle Cordova’s digital short, Fonts Hanging Out; it is a delightful exploration into the often overlooked world of typography. With a keen eye for detail and a playful approach, Cordova’s charming glimpse of fonts’ distinct personalities and styles brings them to life, showcasing their unique…

Authority Magazine Interviews Co-Founder Kathy Crowley

Authority Magazine Interviews Co-Founder Kathy Crowley

Readability Can Create a Positive Social Impact on Education Systems   In their new series, “Technology Making An Important Positive Social Impact,” Authority Magazine interviewed leaders creating tech products that are making a positive change in people’s lives. On that list is Readability Matters’ co-founder, Kathy Crowley. The interview covered Kathy’s childhood — growing up…

Format Readability Enhancing in Basic Mathematical Operations

Research Highlight: Format Readability Enhancing in Basic Mathematical Operations

Optimized Text Formats Increase Student Performance in Mathematics   Would you solve mathematical problems more efficiently or experience them as less difficult if the problems were presented in your best reading format? A new paper says yes. Recent research on how typography impacts mathematics was presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society annual conference.…

Readability Community Interview: Dr. Shaun Wallace, Associate Professor, Computer Science and Statistics, University of Rhode Island

Readability Community Interview: Dr. Shaun Wallace

From Adobe Readability Research Intern to Assistant Professor   Shaun Wallace is a computer scientist passionate about making tech more human. He received his Ph.D. from Brown University and has been part of the Readability community since his internship with Adobe Research in 2019. After seeing the potential for personalized reading formats to significantly improve…