Posts By: Readability Matters

Individualized Format Readability: The Messy Research Processes of Educational Technologies

Individualized Format Readability: The Messy Research Processes of Educational Technologies

by Readability Matters • May 17, 2023

University of Arizona Researchers Report on Readability for College Students   A 3-year project investigates the impact of better reading formats for college students. Funded by a University of Arizona CUES grant, the research is intended to catalyze innovative teaching and learning. Personalized reading formats allow students to customize their reading experience by changing the […]

Readability in Education: "When readability format becomes a support rather than a barrier, students can build and leverage their reading strenghts across all of their education." Susanne Nobles, ReadWorks

Impact: Better Readability in Education

by Readability Matters • April 24, 2023

Lightning Learning with Susanne Nobles, PhD Chief Academic Officer, ReadWorks     Is it important that a student can increase her reading speed and comprehension by 33% when simple changes are made to her reading text format?   Dr. Susanne Nobles says yes. Susanne joined cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Shannon Sheppard (Chapman University) and Dr. Sofie […]

Tianyuan Cai, Adobe Research

An interview with Tianyuan Cai, Adobe Research

by Readability Matters • April 19, 2023

Passion for Readability Work Leads ML Engineer to Adobe Research   Readability Matters sat down with Tianyuan (Tian) Cai to discuss how his multidisciplinary experience led him to his position as a research engineer with Adobe Research. Tian is a problem-solver who uses his technical expertise and innovative thinking to create solutions for society’s complex […]

The Readability Consortium Associates Named

The Readability Consortium Names Associates

by Readability Matters • April 17, 2023

Congratulations, Associates!   The Readability Consortium, a readability research consortium housed at the University of Central Florida, announced the addition of Associates. The full-member board selected these new members in recognition of their continuing work to advance the emerging readability research field. Research Associates provide subject matter expertise, population access and explore their vital areas […]

Connect with Readability Researchers: CHI, ATypI, VSS

Connect with Readability Researchers!

by Readability Matters • April 10, 2023

Meet Readability Researchers and Learn the Latest at these Spring Conferences     CHI 2023 April 23-28 | Hamburg, Germany | Hybrid   Readability Presentations and Papers: Digital Reading Rulers: Evaluating Inclusively Designed Rulers for Readers With Dyslexia and Without Aleena Gertrudes Niklaus, Tianyuan Chi, Shaun Wallace, Zoya Bylinskii More info THERIF: Themes for […]

Adobe for Education: What is Liquid Mode?

Readability Implementation | Adobe Liquid Mode

by Readability Matters • March 21, 2023

Adobe’s Liquid Mode leverages AI to reformat PDFs for mobile devices Jump to Video   You can better view and navigate mobile PDFs on the fly with Adobe Liquid Mode If you’ve ever read a PDF on your smartphone or tablet, chances are you’ve probably gotten frustrated by the amount of pinching and zooming you […]

Reading Prosody - "the music of reading" - Jocelyn Dueck, Carnegie Mellon University

Reading Prosody, “the music of language”

by Readability Matters • March 14, 2023

Prosody in Music and in the Readability Research Lab   Prosody is an important concept in oral reading and also in music. Meet Jocelyn Dueck, who works in the intersection of the two. Dr. Dueck, a pianist and an Assistant Professor of Collaborative Arts at Carnegie Mellon University, is an expert in prosody, “the music […]

Inspire a lifelong love of reading - Celebrate National Reading Month

Celebrate March with Reading!

by Readability Matters • February 28, 2023

March is National Reading Month     In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, March is designated as National Reading Month – a month to motivate Americans of all ages to read every day. Reading has many benefits, regardless of age. It is a critical component of education and also of professional development. Reading has immediate […]

Readability on the Agenda at the COABE 2023 National Conference

Readability on the Agenda – COABE 2023

by Readability Matters • January 31, 2023

Elevate to a Higher Level COABE 2023 National Conference   Registration is now open for the National Conference for the Coalition on Adult Basic Education! The conference will take place in Atlanta from April 2-5. The conference sessions include a presentation on their readability research by Dr. Jen Vanek and Victoria Neff of the EdTech […]

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 […]