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 collective of tech and research-focused partners as we discuss Building Better Reading, inviting new collaborations and partnerships from tech, edTech, media, research and more.

Building Better Reading Through Personalized Digital Text
April 8th, 1:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern time
Readability Overview | 1:00 – 1:45 PM ET
  • Readability Work to Date
  • Adobe Tech Bets and Research
  • Intro to the Breakout Sessions
Breakout Sessions – Lightning Talks & Discussions | 1:45 – 2:45 pm ET
  • Track 1 | Diagnostic Tool Development
  • Track 2 | Implementation for Education Use
  • Track 3 | Implementation in Tech Tools and for Business Use
Report and Action Steps | 2:45 – 3:00 ET
  • Breakout Reports and Next Steps


Speakers and Expert Panelists represent nonprofit education (World Education and, tech (Adobe, Google and Typography for Good), academia (University of Central Florida, Brown University, Chapman University, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, University of Arizona, University of Toronto, California State University – Sacramento), and hosted by the nonprofit Readability Matters. See the complete list on the Skoll World Forum site beginning April 4th.


Building Better Reading Through Personalized Digital Text

Friday, April 8, 2022, 1:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern

Reading is on the cusp of a revolution! Small typographical changes to text format (font, size and spacing) can maximize a person’s ability to read quickly and accurately, and comprehend more. Digital reading allows the shift from what is best for the population to what is best for the individual reader. ( Research carried out by the speakers shows the remarkable promise of personalized reading formats for all readers – young and old, proficient and struggling. Children can gain 20% in both speed and comprehension and adults as much as 10 pages per hour. It is time to put research into practice. We hope to lean on you all – the most creative and entrepreneurial community – to discuss scaling this innovation. Workshops on Education (K-12, adult literacy, learning differences) and Business Use include Lightning Talks and brainstorming. Each will report to the entire group; together, we will create an action plan to make each reader the best reader they can be.

Register here by April 4th:



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