Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Content Spot Checks

A content spot check is a quick analysis of a particular piece of content.

We select content based on:

  • High page views
  • Current issues
  • High importance
  • The content's current quality level

The Spot Check Process

A member of the Digital Strategy and Operations (DSO) Team selects content to review. The team member highlights any major or minor errors and provides suggestions to improve or to rewrite content.

Content needs to be rewritten if:

  • There are 5 or more errors in the first 10 sentences.
  • There are 20 errors in total.
  • It's in the wrong template type (a how-to that should be an information page).
  • The text is so unclear that purpose of the page is difficult to understand.

The team member may also suggest ways that the content could be improved which aren't recorded as errors. The goal is to provide the very best content for our users.

Our Criteria

Readability

  • Readability score of 50 or higher (Grade 9 reading level and lower)
  • Number of words and length of sentences
  • Number of headings

Analytics

  • User needs
  • Page views and length of time on page
  • Reported problems

Digital Standards Compliance

  • How closely content follows the Saskatchewan.ca Style Guide

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