Capitalization standardization for enhanced accessibility and better content design

  • 2 November 2023
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👋 Hey Docebo users 

 

We have some important news to share about the future of the user interface of Docebo Learn. 

 

In our commitment to continually improve and adapt to the evolving needs of our users, we are about to start a journey towards enhancing accessibility and aligning with market standards through a capitalization standardization process.

 

Docebo Learn has been developed using title case capitalization, meaning all the words included in labels (the texts shown in the interface) are capitalized according to some complex style rules. Starting from the November monthly release (planned for the week of November 20, 2023), and for the next few months, we will slowly move to sentence case capitalization, meaning only the first word of labels will be capitalized.

 

Here's what you can expect from this capitalization standardization process:

  • Enhanced accessibility: Our primary goal is to enhance the accessibility of Docebo Learn with better readability. Sentence case texts are easier to read, navigate, and skim.
  • Improved content design: If content is easy to read, then it is easier to understand. Our focus is to streamline the user experience by creating a uniform reading experience throughout all menus and pages, for long and short labels.
  • Better localization: Sentence case texts are easier to translate and prevent misalignments among languages (Docebo Learn is available in 50+ languages).

 

Changes will be deployed gradually with the scheduled Docebo Learn releases. They will be reflected in the Localization Tool and will not override the translations you have customized. 

 

Keep in mind that the capitalization standardization process will only operate on the platform labels, and will have no impact on the content you have imported or created.

 

As we start working on this valuable project, we would like to thank you for your trust and support. We are excited about the opportunities that these enhancements will bring, and we can't wait to share them with you.

 


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Thank you for this update, @Annalisa, I’m grateful for Docebo’s commitment to accessibility. Do you have more details of the rules Docebo will utilize and/or examples of what these changes will be in Learn? I’d like to make sure we understand exactly what the shift in Learn will look like so we can work to align our content with the system. 

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@GreerHamilton, we are rewriting all of the labels shown in the interface of Docebo Learn (those listed in the Localization tool) by making sure that only the first word is capitalized. For example, Course Management will become Course management, Course Additional Fields will become Course additional fields, and so on.

We are keeping some words always capitalized, such as Superadmin, Power User, and the names of apps (Discover, Coach & Share, Learning Impact, White Label, etc.) to make sure their meaning is clear in sentences.

We have no other rule at the moment, we intentionally want to keep things easy and avoid complexity.

Does this help?

 

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Hi @Annalisa, yes, this is helpful, thank you!

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