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VisibleThread CEO Fergal McGovern at NXTTCH 16 in Amsterdam on how to measure readability of content

VisibleThread CEO Fergal McGovern at NXTTCH 16 in Amsterdam on how to measure readability of content Tuesday June 28th 2016 at 4pm VisibleThread CEO, Fergal McGovern, will speak at NXTTCH 16 in Amsterdam. NXTTCH (pronounced as Next Tech) is the first premium event in Europe that connects the corporate world to all kinds of disruptive …

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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 global …

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“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 programmes …

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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 …

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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 26 …

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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 …

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US Gov Procurement 2016

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 have …

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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 Podcast 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 …

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