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Interactive Campus Map - Accessibility Improvements

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July 12, 2021

In order to remain compliant within web accessibility standards, Marketing works with all vendors to ensure that we are making efforts to improve the overall user experience. Recently CampusBird (used for WPI's Interactive Map - maps.wpi.edu) created a Text Only Map to enhance the experience for screen reader users.

The text only map uses basic HTML formatting that can be easily navigated by a screen-reader and can be seen below:

Basic HTML allows users to navigate the map in a way that is simple and only requires basic keyboard commands such as tabbing. Any user can access the text-only map by entering this URL directly: https://myatlascms.com/map/accessible.php?id=609 or by loading the map (maps.wpi.edu) and tabbing until you get to the text only menu option, then hit enter. It also has a basic search option for users to find what they are looking for if it's not easily found tabbing through the map menu.