2017 Client Round Up

In 2017,CampusBird welcomed many new clients to the platform from independent to large public schools. University of Colorado – Boulder, Berkshire School, and University of Redlands have all launched the CampusBird platform in new and engaging ways. Here are some highlights:

University of Colorado – Boulder

A hometown client for CampusBird, University of Colorado – Boulder, is a major public university with almost 33,000 students. Utilizing the CampusBird platform, University of Colorado – Boulder shows off their campus with virtual tours, wayfinding and ADA accessibility. The interactive map utilizes the customizable category feature to highlight the bountiful amount of outdoor recreation that surrounds the campus. In the map image, 3D renderings of the buildings show off the stunning architecture of University of Colorado – Boulder. University of Colorado – Boulder even added a custom map URL builder. This allows users to create unique map views and easily share with others.

Berkshire School

Berkshire School is a co-ed boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 located in Massachusetts. Set in the backdrop of the beautiful Mt. Everett, Berkshire school utilizes the CampusBird map for  building names, historical information, parking and athletic facilities. The 3D rendered map really shows off the sustainability commitment of Berkshire School. Their efforts include a fully rendered 8-acre solar farm.

University of Redlands

The University of Redlands includes six campuses that are all easily accessible via the CampusBird map. The CampusBird map allows users to easily navigate the campus in a detailed format. Greek housing, outdoors areas, and performing art venues are all highlighted with detailed information including directions to and from the location. 3D renderings of the campus also highlight the charming campus buildings and outdoors areas but also the statues of campus including the Deacon Bulldog statue.

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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