Posts By: Readability Matters

Google's Commitment to Improving Readability

Google’s Commitment to Improving Readability

by Readability Matters • July 13, 2022

Making the Web more Beautiful, Fast, and Open with Typography Google launched Google Fonts in 2010–making fonts free and available to everyone–to benefit the general good of the web. Today, as of this blog writing, Google Fonts is a library of 1,432 open-source font families, including 253 variable font families and APIs for convenient use […]

Readability Research Posters - Society for the Scientific Study of Reading Annual Meeting, July 2022

Readability at SSSR 2022

by Readability Matters • June 15, 2022

Student Readability Research Studies will be Presented at Leading Scientific Reading Conference Technology provides an opportunity for personalized learning, which moves from a one-format-fits-all approach to one tailored for the student. Educational content can be formatted for each student in their best reading format, enhancing the student’s ability to learn. Better reading experiences create more […]

Lightning Learning: Preliminary Insights - Readability Research for Adult Literacy

Lightning Learning with Dr. Jen Vanek

by Readability Matters • June 6, 2022

Preliminary Insights on Readability Research for Adult Literacy Many adults in the US without a high school degree only have access to the Internet through a smartphone. Hence, to increase equity and access, Dr. Jen Vanek and the team at the EdTech Center at World Education are evaluating personalized readability to improve reading outcomes using […]

NN/g Reports: Best Font for Online reading - No single answer

Best Font for Online Reading: No Single Answer

by Readability Matters • May 17, 2022

Nielsen Norman Group Reports on TOCHI Readability Study   Jakob Nielsen renowned web design and usability guru of the Nielson Norman Group (NN/g) recently reviewed the research published in ACM’s Transactions on Computer Human Interaction (TOCHI) in his recent report, “Best Font for Online Reading: No Single Answer.” Shaun Wallace (Brown University Ph.D. candidate) and […]

Adobe CSR Report highlights Readability

Readability: A 2021 Adobe Corporate Social Responsibility Changemaker

by Readability Matters • May 16, 2022

CSR Report Highlights How Technology can be Leveraged for Good   The FY21 Adobe Corporate Social Responsibility Report contains incredible stories of impact and inspiring examples of how technology can be leveraged for good. Adobe’s Readability initiative is a featured Adobe Changemaker. Readability Matters is proud to partner with Adobe in its Readability for All […]

EdTech Digest names Readability Matters a Visionary

EdTech Digest Names Readability Matters Leadership Visionary

by Readability Matters • April 28, 2022

Readability Matters Honored with EdTech Leadership Award The EdTech Awards 2022 have been announced to a worldwide audience of educators, technologists, students, parents, and policymakers interested in building a better future for learners and leaders in the education and workforce sectors. Celebrating its 12th year, the US-based program is the world’s largest recognition program for […]

Adobe for Education Summit Video Released

New Readability Video Released

by Readability Matters • April 19, 2022

Video Released:  Adobe for Education Summit, July 2021 New research in digital reading: How personalized formatting makes everyone a better reader   Learn more about the latest readability research. Small changes to text formats can maximize an individual’s ability to read quickly and accurately, and comprehend more. Digital reading allows the shift from what is […]

Skoll World Forum Building Better Reading Through Personalized Digital Text videos

Skoll World Forum: Building Better Reading Videos Released

by Readability Matters • April 19, 2022

Readability Experts Share Insights (Links to overview, 3 track and 9 lightning talk videos below)   At the 2022 Skoll World Forum, 25 interdisciplinary readability experts came together to produce over 4 hours of lightning talks and discussions on readability. Hosted by Readability Matters, experts from nonprofits, tech, academia and education presented the latest research […]

Designing better reading interfaces is good for business

Designing Better Reading Interfaces is Good for Business

by Readability Matters • April 12, 2022

Designing Better Reading Interfaces is Good for Business Michael Hernandez   Businesses succeed based on efficiency and speed and continually look for ways to trim costs to enhance profits. That can be a tricky thing to do during the pandemic, especially with the instability and rising costs of the labor market. And when companies are […]

Skoll World Forum - Building Better Reading Through Personalized Digital Text

Building Better Reading @ Skoll World Forum: Schedule Announced

by Readability Matters • March 30, 2022

Skoll World Forum April 6-8, 2022 The Readability Session Schedule The Skoll Foundation’s annual Skoll World Forum is designed to accelerate innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Skoll cultivates a global network of people and organizations working toward transformative social change. Join the Skoll World Forum on April 6-8! Join Readability Matters and a […]