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Connect with Readability Researchers: CHI, ATypI, VSS

Connect with Readability Researchers!

Meet Readability Researchers and Learn the Latest at these Spring Conferences   CHI 2023 April 23-28 | Hamburg, Germany | Hybrid https://chi2023.acm.org/   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 Readability…

Inspire a lifelong love of reading - Celebrate National Reading Month

Celebrate March with Reading!

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 and…

Readability on the Agenda at the COABE 2023 National Conference

Readability on the Agenda – COABE 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”

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

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…

28 Experts join forces for readability research

Research Highlight: “Readability Research: An Interdisciplinary Approach”

New Readability Research Paper Aims to Accelerate Best Practices and Methodologies   Readability Research: An Interdisciplinary Approach published in Foundations and Trends in Human-Computer Interaction – December 12, 2022   Paper Introduction “From the moment we wake up to the moment we end our day, we use interfaces built out of the written word. Textual…

Adobe + Readability Matters, Creating Better Readability for All

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…