Campus Map Spotlight: Kishwaukee College

This month we will be highlighting Kishwaukee College, a two-year college in DeKalb County, Illinois. Founded in 1968, Kishwaukee College, often referred to as “Kish,” offers over 70 occupational degrees and certificates to more than 6,000 students. Read more »

How Version 2.0 Takes Accessibility To The Next Level

Create greater access to your school with Version 2.0.

CampusBird is proud to announce the arrival of Version 2.0. This platform upgrade adds unrivaled features to CampusBird’s already powerful interactive maps including ARIA Tagging .

What is ARIA Tagging? 

“Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) defines ways to make Web content and Web applications…more accessible to people with disabilities.” –MDN 

With Version 2.0, every interactive map is ARIA tagged to allow for greater keyboard accessibility. The update allows visually-impaired students to easily navigate throughout the map without using a full keyboard. Tab navigation helps students find school landmarks, ADA accessible resources, and other unique features. The convenient navigation features create a positive experience as they maneuver through campus.

Why does accessibility matter?

Having resources available on campus is an important factor to consider for all students, staff, and visitors even if they don’t have a disability. Whether it’s a staff member needing an elevator or a student looking for a handicap parking spot, accessibility is necessary. It is vital to allow for all to have access. Campusbird is proud that over 75% of our clients use either an ADA or Accessibility category to communicate accessibility resources.

Lane Community College ADA

Lane Community College’s ADA/Accessibility category

How is Version 2.0 different?

The Version 2.0 update makes it simpler for students to utilize the accessibility resources they may not have known were available before. Students can find ramps, elevators, and parking by tabbing through and hearing all the ARIA roles. Instead of hearing only the function of each component  they hear the role, predetermined additional information like the name or link to be followed. In Version 1.0, the Text-Only-Map (TOM) allows for visually-impaired students to navigate through the campus and is compliant. Now, ARIA Tagging makes the interactive map more accessibility friendly. CampusBird gives schools the tools they need to make their interactive maps as accessible as possible. With Version 2.0 school have both options available ARIA tagging and TOM.

Version 2.0 is available to for all those currently using the CampusBird Platform. For schools looking to make they switch they can contact their Client Success Manager. For those wanting to add additional accessibility resources for their students, facility, staff, and visitors not already using CampusBird, please reach out.

Game Day Technology

This week we are taking a look at three schools using CampusBird for game day technology at their football stadiums. Many of our partners use virtual tours and 360° photo and video to highlight their stadiums and other athletic facilities. Whether it is for recruitment, navigation, or making real-time information accessible by mobile, interactive maps and virtual tours are extremely useful when it comes to the hustle and bustle of gameday.

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CU Boulder Launches CampusBird Map and Tour Platform

concept3D is proud to announce that CU Boulder is the latest major university to launch on our CampusBird platform, designed for education institutions.

The CampusBird experience offers 3D, highly detailed interactive maps of both campus grounds and building interiors as well as the ability to highlight off-campus attractions and resources.

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Campus Map Spotlight: Berry College

This month we will be highlighting Berry College, a comprehensive liberal-arts college in Rome, Georgia. The college student body is 2,073 undergrads, however, Berry College is the world’s largest contiguous college campus. Woah!

The campus covers over 27,000 acres of woodlands, meadows, and streams. Berry has 15 classroom facilities, 10 residence halls, both of which make up a portion of the 47 primary buildings on campus. The landscape, buildings, and landmarks are showcased through detailed, 3D renders.

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