World Changing Ideas –
From an Automated Beehive to Readability For All


Every year, Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards honor the businesses and organizations driving change in the world. Showcasing some of the world’s most inventive entrepreneurs and companies tackling exigent global challenges, the awards were announced today, recognizing the businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that are actively engaged and deeply committed to pursuing innovation for the good of society and the planet.

Fast Company notes, “Our WCI coverage is an annual celebration of human ingenuity and passion, one of our most optimistic features every year… The companies and organizations we honor with our World Changing Ideas Awards exemplify the human ability to solve problems.”

Fast Company World Changing Ideas 2021 Experimental Education SoftwareReadability Matters, Readability For All, is honorably mentioned in the Experimental category. Experimental projects include concepts, prototypes, and just-launched ideas that may not have clear impact but have the potential to change how we think about an issue.

Adobe’s Readability initiative is named as a finalist in the Education and Software categories. Education awards are for companies or initiatives that help inspire better and more equitable learning. Software recognitions are for projects whose world changing feature is a software component.


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About Fast Company: Fast Company is the world’s leading business media brand, with an editorial focus on innovation in technology, leadership, world changing ideas, creativity, and design. Written for and about the most progressive business leaders, Fast Company inspires readers to think expansively, lead with purpose, embrace change, and shape the future of business.

About the World Changing Ideas Awards: World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners, finalists, and honorable mentions based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With the goals of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all.

About Readability Matters: The nonprofit Readability Matters works to build better reading. They engage an ecosystem of partners to deliver better reading environments, empowering everyone everywhere to achieve more. For more information, visit

About Adobe: Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. Learn more about how Adobe is Reimagining reading.