Re: Revised Wording for COGA Issue #32: Help

Hi FolksI changed the wording to reflect Jans changes. I also added a comment in that explains the overlap issues so hopefully, they are all now addressed. 

If possible can you update your position in the survey with any remaining issues?

The survey is at

All the best

Lisa Seeman

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---- On Tue, 06 Jun 2017 03:39:44 +0300  McSorley<> wrote ---- 

 Hi Everyone,

Please see the revised wording for COGA Issue #32, Help:

Comprehension support is available via one or more of the following:
 For numerical content: Charts, tables, graphics or non-numerical text content are available that summarize numerical information;
For forms:  non-standard controls have instructions, and multi-step forms provide information about a user's position in the form.
Long  blocks of text:
are divided with headings or keywords are visually emphasized
a summary is provided
For directions: Alternative terms are available for relative and cardinal directions.

 There are exceptions where: 
 the content will be penalized for not conforming to a given style (such as a dissertation or a Ph.D. proposal); 
a different structure is an essential part of the main function of the site (for example, a game or a reading test); 
if the style is an essential part of the main function of the site, such as a literary work;
for numerical information where the target audience is in a profession that requires a knowledge of math;
real numbers are present and do not require math operations or calculations to understand the meaning of the numbers
 Keywords: Author-defined terms that identify the purpose of the passage. (Note the understanding section will describe the process of identifying keywords)
Non-Standard Controls: Scripted, interactive elements which do not behave like a named control in the host language
Long Blocks of Content: are sections of text that are not divided by a header, list, or named region and are 300 words or more (or xx characters in Chinese and Japanese) 

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