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Web accessibility: OHIO search adds support for assistive technologies

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Sean O'Malley  

On October 28, 2017, the Search tool at the top of OHIO web pages will become more accessible to individuals who navigate via keyboard or assistive technology. This change is part of the university's move to a new Web CMS.

"Web search is something many people take for granted," said OIT Web Accessibility Coordinator Laura Fathuaer. "A lot of technology goes into that little magnifying glass icon. If our search isn't accessible, it can prevent visitors from reaching the content they need." According to Fathauer, the updated search tool will take advantage of accessibility features that are built into the university's new Web CMS. 

Update your bookmarks

Along with improved accessibility, the new search tool will feature an updated search results layout and a new direct URL. On October 28, anyone who has bookmarked OHIO's old https://google.ohio.edu search page will need to update their links to point to https://www.ohio.edu/search.


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