Posts By: Readability Matters
“The Times (New Roman) are-a Changing”
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
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 […]
Research Highlight: “Readability Research: An Interdisciplinary Approach”
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 […]
Thank you, Adobe!
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!
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. […]
Thank You, Sobrato Philanthropies!
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
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!
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 […]
Readability at Adobe MAX 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 […]
Readability at ProLiteracy 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 […]