Category - News

14
Jun

Governments in Australia and New Zealand fail to meet plain English website guidelines

Governments in Australia and New Zealand fail to meet plain English website guidelines VisibleThread identifies that 4 out of 5 of Australian Government websites analyzed do not meet recommended readability standards. New Zealand fares better but still has a way to go to achieve its readability goals.   Cambridge UK, Monday 13th June 2016. VisibleThread, a …

16
May

“College degree needed” to read many state websites

“College degree needed” to read many state websites From Independent with Sarah McCabe Published: May 15, 2016 Environment department’s website came last in study of readability A review of government websites has claimed a college education is required to understand more than half of them.   Government websites which provide instructions on social assistance and …

6
May

Study Finds Few Stars Among Texas Government Websites

Study Finds Few Stars Among Texas Government Websites Complex and Poorly Written Copy Reported by VisibleThread Website Clarity Index   AUSTIN, Texas, May 5, 2016 — VisibleThread issued a report today on the clarity of Texas government websites. Findings suggest that Texas agency communication is unnecessarily complex and hard to read. The report analyzes factors that separate …

27
Apr

UK Government websites fail to meet plain English guidelines

UK Government websites fail to meet plain English guidelines VisibleThread identifies that 92% of Central Government and 66% of Local Governments sites analyzed do not meet recommended readability standards   Cambridge UK, Wednesday 27th April 2016. VisibleThread, a global leader in content quality management, has released its latest readability reports. This analysis was undertaken on …

22
Apr

Fed News Radio: Federal procurement documents are incomprehensible

Fed News Radio: Federal procurement documents are incomprehensible From Federal News Radio with Tom Temin Published: April 22, 2016 Our CEO, Fergal McGovern was recently interviewed for Fed News Radio’s Federal Drive with Tom Temin . Tom and Fergal discussed the results from VisibleThread’s latest report on US Government procurement language which found that federal …

6
Apr

VisibleThread at APMP Conference 2016 in Boston

VisibleThread at APMP Conference 2016 in Boston Planning to attend the APMP 2016 Bid & Proposal Conference in Boston next May? Drop by booth 36 to see why 8 of the top 10 US government contractors use VisibleThread for Capture and Business Development. US GOV CLARITY INDEX – DOWNLOAD HERE Where and when: Wednesday, May …

16
Mar

Study Declares U.S. Federal Procurement Documents Incomprehensible

Study Declares U.S. Federal Procurement Documents Incomprehensible VisibleThread 2016 U.S. Government Procurement Clarity Index Suggests Poor Readability of Solicitation Documents are Driving Costs Higher for Federal Agencies   Baltimore – March 16, 2016 – VisibleThread released a report today on the clarity of government procurement documents. The study finds that federal agency proposal solicitation documents …

15
Mar

Access to Understandable Health Information with Dr. Lidia Schapira and Fergal McGovern

Access to Understandable Health Information with Dr. Lidia Schapira and Fergal McGovern From Empowered Patient Radio with Karen Jagoda Published: March 14, 2016 Dr. Lidia Schapira, Editor-in-Chief Cancer.net, and Fergal McGovern CEO VisibleThread on the challenge of getting patients and caregivers accurate health information that is accessible and understandable.  Lidia and Fergal provide thoughtful observations about …

11
Mar

The Best and Worst at Plain Language in Government

The Best and Worst at Plain Language in Government From GovLoop. By Lauren Girardin Published: February 09, 2016 Federal agencies are legally required to use plain language. Yet, according to a new report, federal agencies are failing to do so.Plain language has been the law of the land for federal agencies since the Plain Writing Act of …

17
Feb

Webinar: The 2016 Gov Plain Writing Index

Webinar: The 2016 Gov Plain Writing Index Winners and Losers – Key Insights for Improving Agency Online Engagement This webinar will take place on March 03, 2016 – 11.45 – 12:30 a.m. (EST)   On Feb 9th, VisibleThread released it’s landmark Plain Language Index for 30 US Federal Agencies: Join this webinar to get an …

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