“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 […]
PageBreak: Visions for the Future of Publishing
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 […]
Readability at Adobe MAX 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 […]
Readability at ProLiteracy 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 […]
Join us at ProLiteracy 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 PageBreak Publishing Conference!
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
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 […]
Announcing The Readability Press!
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 Scores Dropped: Can New Readability Solutions Help?
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 […]
Video Released: Readability Session at the Adobe Education Summit
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 […]