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Readability Research: An Interdisciplinary Approach

  title={Readability Research: An Interdisciplinary Approach},
  author={Sofie Beier and Sam Berlow and Esat Boucaud and Zoya Bylinskii and Tianyuan Cai and Jenae Cohn and Kathy Crowley and Stephanie L. Day and Tilman Dingler and Jonathan Dobres and Jennifer Healey and R. Jain and Marjorie Jordan and Bernard Kerr and Qisheng Li and Dave B. Miller and Susanne L. Nobles and Alexandra Papoutsaki and Jing Qian and Tina Rezvanian and S. Gonz{\'a}lez Rodrigo and Ben D. Sawyer and Shannon M. Sheppard and Bram Stein and Rick Treitman and Jen Vanek and Shaun Wallace and Benjamin Wolfe},
Readability is on the cusp of a revolution. Fixed text is becoming fluid as a proliferation of digital reading devices rewrite what a document can do. As past constraints make way for more flexible opportunities, there is great need to understand how reading formats can be tuned to the situation and the individual. We aim to provide a firm foundation for readability research, a comprehensive framework for modern, multi-disciplinary readability research. Readability refers to aspects of visual… 

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Visualizing multiple text readability indexes

  • S. KarmakarYing Zhu
  • Education
    2010 International Conference on Education and Management Technology
  • 2010
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Towards A Reader-Friendly Font: Rationale for Developing a Typeface that is Friendly for Beginning Readers, Particularly Those Labelled Dyslexic.

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