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Pro Literacy: Tune Your Text: Tech to Support Readability of Digital Texts

Join us at ProLiteracy 2022!

by Readability Matters • September 21, 2022

ProLiteracy October 3-5 San Antonio, Texas   Since 2003 ProLiteracy has hosted a biennial conference on adult education. They look forward to again holding an in-person conference this fall. The 2022 ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Education in San Antonio, Texas, will be an opportunity to reinvigorate Adult Education efforts. The conference is a 3-day professional […]


Register Now for Page Break Conference

Register Now for PageBreak Publishing Conference!

by Readability Matters • September 19, 2022

PageBreak Conference October 27–28, 2022   What started as a conversation about publishing and conferences and innovation and community has evolved into the first-ever PageBreak Conference that will be held in San Francisco, CA, on October 27–28, 2022. Questions the conference will address include: What is “Publishing” in 2022? What does innovation look like today? […]


Adobe Lightning Learning Keynote Released: Digital Readability

Adobe Lightning Learning Keynote Released: Digital Readability

by Readability Matters • September 14, 2022

Digital Readability at the Adobe Education Summit   In a quick Lightning Learning Keynote at the Adobe for Education Summit, Dr. Rochelle (Shelley) Rodrigo of the University of Arizona speaks to the importance of teaching students to personalize digital text formats. Dr. Rodrigo begins by discussing why it matters that the “mythical best font for […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]