Be the Best Reader You Can Be
Many different audio signals can be adjusted for a better sound experience. In the same way, visual components of text format can be adjusted to create a better reading experience. Technology offers new opportunities for you as an individual to Tune Your Text.
Readability Features control character size, shape, and spacing. Historically, fonts have been used to address reader preference for different character shapes, stroke weights, and inter-character spacing. Using a selection of fonts with additional reader controls for these adjustments delivers more benefits for the reader. Additionally, control of text size, line spacing, and background color also deliver significant advantages. The text format that makes you the best reader is at the intersection of these Readability Feature settings.
Ask reading application providers and publishers to give you access to Readability Features, so you can Tune Your Text to enjoy reading more, and to get more done.
There is no single best font or text format for all readers; personalization is required.
Visit the Virtual Readability Lab for Your Font and Character Spacing Results
Adobe, the University of Central Florida, and Readability Matters have begun work on an online Virtual Readability Lab. Individuals can participate in 5-minute reading tests to determine the font or character spacing that helps them read faster or enjoy reading more. Additional Readability tests will be added over time. And, soon, this test will be available with a full set of materials appropriate for K-12 students and their teachers.
Visit the Virtual Readability Lab