Posts By: Readability Matters

Towards Individuated Reading Experiences: Different Fonts Increase Reading Speed for Different Individuals Wallace et al., 2021 - ACM TOCHI

Towards Individuated Reading Experiences

by Readability Matters • March 29, 2022

Individuated Reading Experiences Increase Reading Speed without Affecting Comprehension   Readability Matters obtained a pre-print of a forthcoming ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI) paper. Shaun Wallace and his colleagues report that participants’ reading speeds (measured in words per minute – WPM) increased by 35% when comparing their fastest and slowest fonts without affecting reading […]


Skoll World Forum - Building Better Reading Through Personalized Digital Text

Readability at the Skoll World Forum – Register Now

by Readability Matters • March 25, 2022

Skoll World Forum April 6-8, 2022 Since 2004, Skoll Foundation has gathered thousands of delegates from more than 100 countries for their annual Skoll World Forum. The event is designed to accelerate innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. The Skoll Foundation cultivates a global network of people and organizations working toward transformative social […]


SXSW EDU, Readability Panel Recap

SXSW EDU: Readability Panel Recap

by Readability Matters • March 14, 2022

Personalized Reading Formats Make Better Readers A cross-organizational collective shared the stage at SXSW EDU 2022 in Austin to discuss the importance of personalized digital reading formats in Education. ReadWorks, Adobe, the University of Arizona, and Readability Matters presented insights from a new body of readability research intended to inform the design of better learning […]


Liquid Mode delivers better digital reading experiences for all students

Adobe: Liquid Mode Delivers Better Digital Reading Experiences for all Students

by Readability Matters • March 9, 2022

Adobe Introduces Pilot Programs and Research from Education In a new blog post from Adobe, Tiffany Lee describes the use of the new Liquid Mode functionality by educators. These early adopters are improving student reading experiences by using Liquid Mode to improve readability. Stories from adult learning and university settings are included. After hearing about […]


Accessible Literacy: How Access to Texts is a Matter of Equity for All Learners

Accessible Literacy: How Access to Texts is a Matter of Equity for All Learners

by Readability Matters • March 3, 2022

Accessible Literacy: How Access to Texts is a Matter of Equity for All Learners Michael Hernandez   The pandemic and the remote learning that followed highlighted what educators have known for a long time: that learning is a highly individualized endeavor, and everyone learns in different ways and at different speeds. At a time when […]


Just Like Pinch to Zoom - Instantly Better Reading

Just Like Pinch to Zoom… Instantly Better Reading

by Readability Matters • March 2, 2022

Better Readability = Better Reading ↑Speed, ↑Accuracy, ↑Comprehension   We’ve all done it… We change the text size on our phones with a quick hand movement. Instantly, we read more quickly and more accurately. We are familiar with the change to reading performance with simple changes to text size. But, we may not know that […]


See You in Austin – SXSW EDU 2022, March 7-10

by Readability Matters • February 17, 2022

Personalized Reading Formats Make Better Readers   Readability Matters will be back at SXSW EDU. Join us in Austin as we share the stage with ReadWorks, Adobe, and the  University of Arizona to present insights from a new body of readability research that can inform the design of better learning applications. Participants can attend SXSW […]


Adobe: Readability Research: This New Field Can Help Us All Read Better

Adobe | Readability Research: This New Field Can Help Us All Read Better

by Readability Matters • February 17, 2022

Adobe Inspires the New Field of Readability Research   A recent Adobe Research blog post explained how Dr. Zoya Bylinskii, Research Scientist, began her quest to learn how personalized text formats can help everyone read better. Through her leadership, Adobe Research created partnerships with academic institutions, championed a global interdisciplinary research community, and inspired a […]


The Readability Consortium + UserTesting

by Readability Matters • February 16, 2022

UserTesting Showcases The Readability Consortium   UserTesting produced a customer story and video showcasing The Readability Consortium and the exciting research designed to enhance digital readability. The founding group of Adobe, Google, University of Central Florida and Readability Matters launched with a mission of conducting research and engineering to empower designers and readers to better […]


The Readability Consortium announced by University of Central Florida, Adobe, Google and Readability Matters

Readability Matters Announces The Readability Consortium

by Readability Matters • February 15, 2022

Readability Consortium Launches to Inform Next-Generation Reading Solutions The Readability Consortium will explore ways to enable better reading and shift reading outcomes by personalizing text format for the individual. Fort Collins, Feb. 15, 2022 – It is widely accepted that reading is one of the most efficient ways to acquire information, with an estimated 85% […]