According to the US Dept. of Education, more than half of U.S. adults lack proficiency in literacy, reading below the equivalent of a sixth grade level. That’s 130,000,000 adults in the US who can’t read. That’s terrifying. Reading is foundational, and illiteracy holds millions back from reaching their full potential.
Which is why we’ve launched our readability initiative. We’re working with educators, experts, nonprofits, and technologists to personalize the experience of reading on digital devices and help people of all ages and abilities read better. We’re partnering with experts to conduct research, run pilot programs, gather feedback, and share our learnings. And we’re turning insights into future product innovations to reinvent the ways that people read and extract information from digital documents.
You can learn more about this critical initiative on the Adobe Readability Initiative page.