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Express Form Update
ExpressForms Updates 10/29/2019

​Feature
Description
​Google Translate
  • ​Incorporate Google Translate into forms
    • The Translate Feature will be available on an Agency level per form
      • Forms (Theme1)– with translate
      • Forms (Theme2) – without translate
    • Agencies may select to use the full language package 
    • Or a subset of languages may be selected 
      • If the agency selects the subset this will be the offering for all forms within the agency Theme1
    • If your agency decides at a later date to opt in to the Google Translate feature, an ExpressForms Change LOA will be required
​Google Translate location
​Agency Logo
  • ​Incorporate Agency Logo into Express Forms service:
    • The Agency Logo Feature will be offered on a per-agency basis. 
      • Logos must be approved by the Governor’s Office. 
    • It will be available on desktop, tablet and mobile.  
    • Agency Logos will be located in the Agency bar in place of the Agency Name
    • Logo’s will be clickable, taking the user to the agency home page
    • If the agency decides at a later date to opt into the Agency Logo feature, an Express Form Change LOA1 will be required to be signed
​Masking Fields
  • ​Masking Fields- As the user types the fields will force the formatting
    • Telephone: (###-###-####) fills in the phone format and limits the number of characters for the user
    • Social Security Number: (###-##-####) fills in the social security number format and limits the number of characters for the user
    • FEIN: (##-#######) fills in the federal employee identification number format and limits the number of characters for the user
    • PA Driver’s License Number: (## ### ###)
    • Time: (##:## A/PM) does both time picker and time-mask
      • Time-mask: fills in the time format for the user
      • Time picker: allows a pop-up window to appear for the user to pick a date
    • Date: (MM/DD/YYYY) does both date picker and date-mask
      • Date-mask: fills in the date format and limits the number of characters for the user
      • Date picker: allows a pop-up window to appear for the user to pick a date
    • The Masking for fields will be applied to all forms moving forward, and any forms submitted for updates
​Word Count
  • ​Word Count code will be in the Global themes file
  • Agencies will be able to set text fields with a specific number of words 
    • Example: 1000 word max per field

Recent Accessibility Updates being leveraged now, new Accessibility Scan document to be available December 2018.- 11/19/2018

Recently, the ExpressForms team undertook training in the areas of form usability design and Accessibility for Web Design, receiving certifications in the latter.  Accessibility for Web Design Certifications was received by the Express Forms team as well as training in Designing Usable and Effective Forms.

Throughout the training, the teams focused on how to generate the best form experience for users while meeting accessibility standards. Over the past 60 days, the team has been updating currently in-progress forms and new form requests with the Best Practices learned. A plan to update the forms currently in production is being worked on and will be communicated to the affected agencies.

In addition, a Traceability Matrix for Express Forms will be provided after forms are created, tested, approved and deemed Production ready. Moving forward, an Accessibility Scan document will be presented to the agency for each form to verify the form has met all the accessibility standards and has received a passing grade.