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Santa Clara University Students Innovate with a Mission

Santa Clara University Students Innovate with a Mission to Improve Reading

by Readability Matters • September 19, 2022

New Perspectives from Gen Z and Millennials   Santa Clara University students work at the intersection of innovation and mission. The university strives to develop leaders of competence, conscience, and compassion. Through experiential learning projects, students have the opportunity to work in their communities to make a difference. Thanks to a long-standing alliance with Dr. […]


5 reading tech tips for back to school

5 Reading Tech Tips for Back to School

by Readability Matters • August 25, 2022

These No-cost Reading Tools Help Students Create Better Reading Experiences   As students head back to the classroom, there’s an opportunity to take advantage of free and easy-to-use tools that can improve reading outcomes. #TuneYourText Readability research over the past several years continues to demonstrate that making small changes to digital text formats can improve […]


The Creative Educator Podcast: Reinventing How We Read

The Creative Educator: Reinventing How We Read

by Readability Matters • August 16, 2022

Readability Experts Discuss their Collaborative Strategies to Create Better Readability for All   Adobe’s Tacy Trowbridge recently sat down with readability experts Zoya Bylinskii and Ben Sawyer for a lively and engaging conversation about the future of better reading. Tacy leads Adobe’s Global Education Thought Leadership and Advocacy programs and hosts The Creative Educator podcast. […]


Google's Commitment to Improving Readability

Google’s Commitment to Improving Readability

by Readability Matters • July 13, 2022

Making the Web more Beautiful, Fast, and Open with Typography Google launched Google Fonts in 2010–making fonts free and available to everyone–to benefit the general good of the web. Today, as of this blog writing, Google Fonts is a library of 1,432 open-source font families, including 253 variable font families and APIs for convenient use […]


Designing better reading interfaces is good for business

Designing Better Reading Interfaces is Good for Business

by Readability Matters • April 12, 2022

Designing Better Reading Interfaces is Good for Business Michael Hernandez   Businesses succeed based on efficiency and speed and continually look for ways to trim costs to enhance profits. That can be a tricky thing to do during the pandemic, especially with the instability and rising costs of the labor market. And when companies are […]


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 […]


Literacy and Student Engagement: Removing Barriers To Bring Joy Back To Learning, Michael Hernandez

Literacy and Student Engagement: Removing Barriers To Bring Joy Back To Learning

by Readability Matters • February 11, 2022

Literacy and Student Engagement: Removing Barriers To Bring Joy Back To Learning Michael Hernandez   As a student, I hated reading. I was–and still am–slow at it, and every story, textbook and essay I had to read was a struggle that took much longer than it did for my peers. Even though I was curious […]


Partner with us - Bring Better Reading to the World

Building Better Reading in 2022

by Readability Matters • January 3, 2022

Personalization is the Foundation We celebrate the engineers, researchers, scientists, educators who are all partnering to build better reading today. In 2021, researchers again demonstrated the importance of personalized reading formats; a cognitive scientist collaborating with a typographer and an educator used new methods to observe improvements in reading comprehension driven by small changes to […]