Posts By: Readability Matters

Pro Literacy: Tune Your Text: Tech to Support Readability of Digital Texts

Join us at ProLiteracy 2022!

by Readability Matters • September 21, 2022

ProLiteracy October 3-5 San Antonio, Texas   Since 2003 ProLiteracy has hosted a biennial conference on adult education. They look forward to again holding an in-person conference this fall. The 2022 ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Education in San Antonio, Texas, will be an opportunity to reinvigorate Adult Education efforts. The conference is a 3-day professional […]


Santa Clara University Students Innovate with a Mission

Santa Clara University Students Innovate with a Mission to Improve Reading

by Readability Matters • September 19, 2022

New Perspectives from Gen Z and Millennials   Santa Clara University students work at the intersection of innovation and mission. The university strives to develop leaders of competence, conscience, and compassion. Through experiential learning projects, students have the opportunity to work in their communities to make a difference. Thanks to a long-standing alliance with Dr. […]


Register Now for Page Break Conference

Register Now for PageBreak Publishing Conference!

by Readability Matters • September 19, 2022

PageBreak Conference October 27–28, 2022   What started as a conversation about publishing and conferences and innovation and community has evolved into the first-ever PageBreak Conference that will be held in San Francisco, CA, on October 27–28, 2022. Questions the conference will address include: What is “Publishing” in 2022? What does innovation look like today? […]


Adobe Lightning Learning Keynote Released: Digital Readability

Adobe Lightning Learning Keynote Released: Digital Readability

by Readability Matters • September 14, 2022

Digital Readability at the Adobe Education Summit   In a quick Lightning Learning Keynote at the Adobe for Education Summit, Dr. Rochelle (Shelley) Rodrigo of the University of Arizona speaks to the importance of teaching students to personalize digital text formats. Dr. Rodrigo begins by discussing why it matters that the “mythical best font for […]


Reading Down 5 points - Can New Readability Solutions Help?

Reading Scores Dropped: Can New Readability Solutions Help?

by Readability Matters • September 2, 2022

Pandemic Erased 2 Decades of Progress in Reading   Released this week, national test results show the pandemic’s devastating impact on American school children. The results come from the first federal assessment of how student learning was affected by interruptions in education. The discouraging results show that two decades of gains were lost. Importantly, losses […]


Adobe Education Summit: Readability session video available

Video Released: Readability Session at the Adobe Education Summit

by Readability Matters • September 2, 2022

Accommodating Individual Differences At the 2022 Adobe Education Summit this summer, readability was back on the agenda. Adobe readability experts shared the latest product innovations and research in their work to create better reading experiences. Presenting to educators from around the world, the presenters discuss to potential to create opportunities for deeper learning for students […]


Readability Community News: Shalah Dean Thomas

Readability Community News: Shalah Dean Thomas Awarded LIFE Grant

by Readability Matters • August 29, 2022

Readability Optimization for Older Adults   Congratulations to Shalah Dean Thomas, recipient of the 2022 Richard Tucker Gerontology Grant from The Learning Institute for Elders (LIFE) at the University of Central Florida. Shalah’s research will investigate readability optimization for older adults to increase the usability of documents and improve reading performance. She will evaluate two […]


Adobe Max - New Directions in Readability - Register Now

Readability at Adobe MAX 2022 – Register Now!

by Readability Matters • August 29, 2022

New Directions in Readability and Accessibility   Readability is back on the agenda at Adobe MAX this fall. In last year’s popular and well-attended sessions (One Font Doesn’t Fit All: Type Design and Comprehension and Creating Value with Personalized Readability Formats) the presenters shared research results demonstrating improvements in reading speed and comprehension using personalized reading […]


5 reading tech tips for back to school

5 Reading Tech Tips for Back to School

by Readability Matters • August 25, 2022

These No-cost Reading Tools Help Students Create Better Reading Experiences   As students head back to the classroom, there’s an opportunity to take advantage of free and easy-to-use tools that can improve reading outcomes. #TuneYourText Readability research over the past several years continues to demonstrate that making small changes to digital text formats can improve […]


The Creative Educator Podcast: Reinventing How We Read

The Creative Educator: Reinventing How We Read

by Readability Matters • August 16, 2022

Readability Experts Discuss their Collaborative Strategies to Create Better Readability for All   Adobe’s Tacy Trowbridge recently sat down with readability experts Zoya Bylinskii and Ben Sawyer for a lively and engaging conversation about the future of better reading. Tacy leads Adobe’s Global Education Thought Leadership and Advocacy programs and hosts The Creative Educator podcast. […]