We are studying individualized reading formats

Can different font attributes create a more enjoyable and efficient reading experience? We welcome you to participate in our short studies. Each study will teach you something about how you can read better - whether by recommending a font or a character spacing that you will enjoy more or read faster.

The Virtual Readability Lab Team

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Shaun Wallace

is the architect of the VRL. He currently is a PhD Candidate at Brown University studying HCI and personalized behavior systems in-the-wild.

VRL Architect, Researcher, & Creator

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Sam Berlow

is a consultant and CEO with a history of building high performing teams and innovative products.

VRL Typographer & Designer

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Dave Miller

is a PostDoc at Univ. of Central Florida studying cognitive human factors and human-agent interaction.

VRL Researcher

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Dekai Rohlsen

is an alumni of the Univ. of Central Florida applying his engineering knowledge towards innovation.

VRL Software Eng. and Research Assistant

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Esat Boucaud

is an Undergraduate Student at Univ. of Central Florida focusing on building document corpus for reading studies.

VRL Research Assistant

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Érica Castilho Grão

is a PhD Student at Univ. of Central Florida focusing on software development and user experience.

VRL Researcher

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Shalah Dean Thomas

is a PhD Student at Univ. of Central Florida focusing on the reading ability and comprehension in the older adult community.

VRL Researcher

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Md Mamunur Rashid

is a PhD Student at Univ. of Central Florida applying AI and ML to readability and neuro-ergonomics for health care systems.

VRL Researcher

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Betsy Guzmán Laxton

is a Master’s student at the Univ. of Central Florida focusing on creating data pipelines for engineering research.

VRL Master's Research Associate

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Arjun Mittha

is a high school student at Branham High School who enjoys research and learning about Information Design, Math, and Technology.

VRL Research Assistant

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Amy E. Giroux

is a laboratory associate at the Univ. of Central Florida focusing on readability in education and extended reality.

VRL Laboratory Associate

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Reese Puckett

is a laboratory assistant at the Univ. of Central Florida focusing on readability in digital media.

VRL Laboratory Assistant

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Cara Cannon

is a laboratory associate at the Univ. of Central Florida focusing on human factors and readability in the medical and aviation fields.

VRL Laboratory Associate

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Stephanie Day

is a research scientist at the Univ. of Central Florida who studies the links between children’s learning difficulties, individual differences, the classroom environment, and achievement.

VRL Researcher

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Alexandra Papoutsaki

is an Assistant Professor at Pomona College focusing on democratizing HCI and eye-tracking.

VRL Researcher

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Jonathan Dobres

is a Data Scientist focusing on research in visual perception, interface design, and related areas.

VRL Researcher

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Ben Wolfe

is an Assistant Professor at University of Toronto, Mississauga and the co-director of the Applied Perception and Psychophysics Laboratory.

VRL Researcher

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Ben D. Sawyer

is an Assistant Professor at Univ. of Central Florida in Human Factors who studies how to build better human-machine teams.

VRL Director, Researcher, & Creator