World Education’s EdTech Center is collaborating with Adobe, Readability Matters and the University of Central Florida on activities related to Adobe’s Readability For All initiative. As a global leader in improving literacy for learners of all ages around the globe, World Education is committed to advancing personalized readability for all individuals. In the US, we improve the quality, efficiency and availability of education for millions of adults who have faced barriers to or interruption of prior education, and our EdTech Center is a leader in integrating technology in education and workforce development programs.
To ensure that the communities of learners central to our mission at World Education can benefit from Adobe’s innovation, our team will support the field testing of Adobe’s Liquid Mode in adult literacy programs across the US. Liquid Mode is a free tool built into mobile versions of Adobe Reader. Using it, users can change characteristics of digital text in PDFs to align with their preferences.
What we learn in these settings will support Ed Tech Center advising Adobe on Liquid Mode product development, support resource content, and Adobe’s dissemination strategy targeting adult education and workforce development providers. More broadly, we’ll share our findings in a range of publications and in national conference presentations. Most importantly, our goal for this effort is to put a potentially powerful tool for making reading easier into the hands of adult literacy learners.