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The Times (New Roman) are-a changing - US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken

“The Times (New Roman) are-a Changing”

by Readability Matters • January 25, 2023

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 […]


PageBreak: Visions for the Future of Publishing

PageBreak: Visions for the Future of Publishing

by Readability Matters • November 17, 2022

Next-Generation Publishing – How to Get There   Publishing experts and visionaries gathered in San Francisco to discuss strategies for moving the publishing industry to emergent technologies, workflows, and processes. The inaugural PageBreak conference drew an impressive lineup of publishers, researchers, lawyers, librarians, technologists, and nonprofits, all focused on improving the publishing processes and ultimately […]


Adobe MAX 2022 New Directions in Readability and Accessibility

Readability at Adobe MAX 2022

by Readability Matters • November 2, 2022

New Directions in Readability and Accessibility Adobe MAX, 2022   Every year Adobe holds a huge event in Los Angeles, simulcast to the world, called Adobe MAX, where it announces the latest big updates to its industry-leading software. This year’s conference included 6,000 attendees in Los Angeles and another several thousand attending virtually. And, once […]


ProLiteracy Tune Your Text: Tech to Support Readability of Digital Text

Readability at ProLiteracy 2022

by Readability Matters • October 17, 2022

Tune Your Text: Tech to Support Readability of Digital Text   Readability Matters’ Founder, Kathy Crowley, joined Dr. Jen Vanek of World Education and Dr. Zoya Bylinskii of Adobe to share the latest work on Readability in Adult Education at the ProLiteracy conference in San Antonio. The talk began with Jen summarizing the importance of […]


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 […]


The Readability Press, a new publication of The Readability Consortium

Announcing The Readability Press!

by Readability Matters • September 14, 2022

The Readability Press a newsletter of The Readability Consortium curated by the nonprofit Readability Matters   This month The Readability Consortium (TRC) launched a new publication, The Readability Press. This cross-disciplinary newsletter covers news across the broad readability community, made up of individuals from research, technology, education and nonprofit organizations. The TRC’s mission is to […]


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 […]