Personalized Reading Formats
Make Better Readers


Help us get to Austin for SXSW EDU 2022! We would love to share the latest research and plans for using Personalized Reading Formats to improve educational outcomes. Vote for this important discussion on creating more equitable learning environments by August 26th.


Reading is on the cusp of a revolution! Small typographical changes to text format can maximize an individual’s ability to read quickly and accurately, and comprehend more. Digital reading allows the shift from what is best for the population to what is best for the individual reader. SXSW EDU 2022 Personalized Readign Formats Make Better ReadersInsights from a new body of Readability research, including a sneak peek into results that demonstrate average comprehension gains of +20% for K-8 students, will inform the design of better learning applications.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the impact of personalized text formats in improving the student’s ability to read quickly and accurately, and comprehend more.
  • Gain a high-level understanding of new Readability research insights for K-12 and Higher Education, and edTech application development
  • Learn the Readability Hacks that readers can take advantage of now.

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About Dr. Susanne Nobles, ReadWorks  Dr. Susanne Nobles is Chief Academic Officer at the nonprofit ReadWorks. The mission of ReadWorks is to support the growth of successful, joyful readers by providing K-12 teachers with what to teach and how to teach it—online, for free, to be shared broadly.

About Rick Treitman, Adobe  Rick is Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Adobe Document Cloud – specializing in Education. Rick’s work as EIR involves early-stage development of tools and solutions for Adobe’s customers. Current projects include readability controls in Acrobat and establishing the Virtual Readability Lab at the University of Central Florida.

About Marjorie Jordan, Readability Matters  Marjorie works at the intersection of technology and reading, She founded Readability Matters, a tech-for-good non-profit engaging cross-sector organizations to deliver personalized reading environments, empowering everyone everywhere to achieve more.