Posts By: Readability Matters

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. […]


Readability Community News: Rodrigo Named CUES Fellow

Readability Community News: Rodrigo Named CUES Fellow

by Readability Matters • August 15, 2022

University of Arizona 2022 CUES Distinguished Fellow Dr. Shelley Rodrigo    Congratulations to Dr. Shelley Rodrigo, a 2022 Center for University Education Scholarship (CUES) Distinguished Fellow. CUES advances faculty scholarship and innovation in university education. Awardees receive the title CUES Distinguished Fellow and a 3-year grant for their research. The fellowship is for Shelley’s project, […]


SXSW EDU Panel Picker - Better Reading

Vote Now! Better Reading Panel at SXSW EDU 2023

by Readability Matters • August 9, 2022

Better Reading, Better Learning, Better Outcomes A SXSW EDU Panel   Help get our Better Reading panel to SXSW EDU 2023! Our experts from Adobe, CAST, the University of Central Florida, and Readability Matters will share the latest research and implementation plans for using personalized text formats to improve educational outcomes. The panel will also […]


Society for the Scientific Study of Reading - Readability Posters

SSSR | Research Results: Improved Student Reading Speed and Comprehension

by Readability Matters • July 19, 2022

Personalized Reading Formats Studied in K-8 Students   Updated: August 30, 2022 Cross-disciplinary research teams delivered posters summarizing their readability research at the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR) annual meeting. The prestigious reading conference reports on all aspects of reading and its related areas, including issues related to word recognition, comprehension, writing, […]


New! Readability Wiki

Readability Wiki Launched

by Readability Matters • July 19, 2022

Learn More about Cross-Organizational Efforts to Implement Personalized Reading Visit the new community Readability Wiki for a snapshot of the work being done across the ecosystem of partners working to implement personalized reading, empowering everyone everywhere to achieve more. Links to the latest research and white papers, implementations, news, videos and podcasts are among the […]