The EdTech Center @ World Education has partnered with Adobe, the University of Central Florida and Readability Matters to explore how text personalization can improve readability in digital texts and literacy for all ages and abilities. As remote work and remote learning become the new normal, being able to effectively engage with and read digital documents is now a necessity.
Readability is the ease with which a reader can understand a written text. Individuals respond differently to the appearance of text on the screen with research showing that subtle text formatting changes create dramatic changes in reading speed, comprehension, and accuracy. This is true across young and old, good and struggling readers, and those with good vision.
This partnership builds on the work and research of the EdTech Center @ World Education on literacy and digital learning, as well as Adobe’s recent rollout of Liquid Mode, a new tool in the free Adobe Acrobat Reader app that allows readers to control and personalize text. In the next few months, we’ll also be piloting other connected resources to support educators and learners in making use of these free tools in their programming.
On October 23 at 2 p.m. EST, the EdTech Center, Readability Matters and Adobe will host a webinar to introduce readability and why it matters. Participants will also learn more about promising tools for supporting enhanced, personalized readability for learners. We’ll also show examples of how you can use these tools with content and articles from The Change Agent.
Read the full partnership announcement from Adobe here.
Learn more about readability through our two-part blog series: