Readability in Education: "When readability format becomes a support rather than a barrier, students can build and leverage their reading strenghts across all of their education." Susanne Nobles, ReadWorks

Impact: Better Readability in Education

by Readability Matters • April 24, 2023

Lightning Learning with Susanne Nobles, PhD Chief Academic Officer, ReadWorks     Is it important that a student can increase her reading speed and comprehension by 33% when simple changes are made to her reading text format?   Dr. Susanne Nobles says yes. Susanne joined cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Shannon Sheppard (Chapman University) and Dr. Sofie […]

Tianyuan Cai, Adobe Research

An interview with Tianyuan Cai, Adobe Research

by Readability Matters • April 19, 2023

Passion for Readability Work Leads ML Engineer to Adobe Research   Readability Matters sat down with Tianyuan (Tian) Cai to discuss how his multidisciplinary experience led him to his position as a research engineer with Adobe Research. Tian is a problem-solver who uses his technical expertise and innovative thinking to create solutions for society’s complex […]

Connect with Readability Researchers: CHI, ATypI, VSS

Connect with Readability Researchers!

by Readability Matters • April 10, 2023

Meet Readability Researchers and Learn the Latest at these Spring Conferences     CHI 2023 April 23-28 | Hamburg, Germany | Hybrid   Readability Presentations and Papers: Digital Reading Rulers: Evaluating Inclusively Designed Rulers for Readers With Dyslexia and Without Aleena Gertrudes Niklaus, Tianyuan Chi, Shaun Wallace, Zoya Bylinskii More info THERIF: Themes for […]

Reading Prosody - "the music of reading" - Jocelyn Dueck, Carnegie Mellon University

Reading Prosody, “the music of language”

by Readability Matters • March 14, 2023

Prosody in Music and in the Readability Research Lab   Prosody is an important concept in oral reading and also in music. Meet Jocelyn Dueck, who works in the intersection of the two. Dr. Dueck, a pianist and an Assistant Professor of Collaborative Arts at Carnegie Mellon University, is an expert in prosody, “the music […]

Inspire a lifelong love of reading - Celebrate National Reading Month

Celebrate March with Reading!

by Readability Matters • February 28, 2023

March is National Reading Month     In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, March is designated as National Reading Month – a month to motivate Americans of all ages to read every day. Reading has many benefits, regardless of age. It is a critical component of education and also of professional development. Reading has immediate […]

Adobe + Readability Matters, Creating Better Readability for All

Thank you, Adobe!

by Readability Matters • December 14, 2022

Adobe is Creating Better Readability   Readability Matters is grateful for our long-standing partnership with Adobe. Since our first meeting in 2017, Adobe’s Entrepreneur in Residence, Rick Treitman, has worked diligently to make better reading a reality for readers of PDF documents. Rick quickly saw the potential of improving reading proficiency through personalized reading formats […]

Readability Matters is Thankful for the Readability Community!

by Readability Matters • November 23, 2022

Thank you!   This month as we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States, we at Readability Matters want to express our gratitude for the many individuals that have joined the community working to bring better reading to the world. To our Readability colleagues spread around the world: Thank you! There is tremendous power in community. […]

Readability Matters + Sobrato Philanthropies, Building Better Reading Together

Thank You, Sobrato Philanthropies!

by Readability Matters • November 21, 2022

Continuing to Build on the Promise of Better Readability   Readability Matters is grateful for the partnership of Sobrato Philanthropies. As long-time supporters of education, Sobrato continues to make investments in initiatives that improve learning outcomes for children. Recent readability research has shown that by using text formats better suited for the individual, most students […]

Invest in Better Reading - Giving Tuesday

Invest in Better Reading – Giving Tuesday!

by Readability Matters • November 17, 2022

Better Reading can Deliver Confidence, Educational, Career and Life Opportunities   The tech-for-good nonprofit Readability Matters is on a mission to improve reading outcomes. Recent research demonstrated that students achieved an average increase of 20% in the speed of accurate comprehension by using personalized reading formats. Adults can improve their reading speed by as much […]

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. […]