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Title: VPATdb Training Session


1
VPATdb Training Session
  • Sam Ogami
  • sogami_at_calstate.edu
  • (562) 951-4201

2
Learning Goals
  • Todays session is Part 1 of a 2-part training
  • How to get access to the VPATdb
  • How to search for VPATs and other accessibility
    information
  • How to submit corrections/additions
  • Part 2 will focus on how to contribute content
    and other advanced topics.
  • Are there any other topics that you would like to
    learn about today?

3
What is the VPAT Database (VPATdb)?
  • The VPATdb is a central repository for sharing
    Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs)
    and other accessibility documentation used in
    evaluating electronic and information technology
    (EIT) related equipment.
  • The purpose of the VPATdb is to facilitate
    community interactions around the review and
    assessment of electronic and information
    technology (EIT).
  • Information is collected by the Chancellor's
    Office, California State University campuses, and
    other organizations involved in accessible
    procurement and uploaded into the database.

4
VPATdb Stats
  • As of April 14, 2009 at 1000 AM PDT
  • 102 VPATdb users
  • 123 VPATs
  • 14 CSU campuses

5
Who can get access to the VPATdb?
  • CSU faculty and staff
  • Other campuses and organizations involved in 508
    procurements
  • Currently not allowing vendor access to the VPATdb

6
How to create an account on the VPATdb
  • Request an account
  • If you are a CSU faculty or staff member, contact
    your campus VPATdb administrator.
    http//ati.calstate.edu/mod/resource/view.php?id1
    56
  • Otherwise, contact sogami_at_calstate.edu
  • You will receive an email with a link to join the
    VPATdb.
  • Select the link.
  • On the webpage, agree to the terms of use.
  • Create a password.
  • Select the Accept Invitation button.

7
Figure Create your VPAT account webpage
8
Logging into the VPATdb
  • The VPATdb is located at http//www.calstate.edu/v
    pat
  • In the upper right corner of the window, you will
    find two text fields. Enter your email address
    and password here.
  • Select the Login button.
  • To logout of the VPATdb, select the Logout button.

9
Getting oriented - the VPATdb interface
  • Once logged into the VPATdb, there are several
    tasks that you can do
  • Search for a VPAT
  • Browse by category
  • Update your user information
  • View the online help
  • View recently added VPATs
  • Add a VPAT

10
Using the Search box
  • This allows you to type in the item or service
    that you want to find information about.
  • You can input a specific good, a category, model
    number, or keywords.

11
Figure Main page of the VPATdb
12
Browse by category
  • Different way to search for VPATs.
  • Useful when the user knows the category of good
    they want, but do not have a specific model in
    mind.
  • Examples
  • User needs a new laser printer
  • User wants to see all VPATs from Apple

13
Figure Search by category VPATdb
14
Details page When you select an item, you will be
taken to a Details Page, containing
  • Title/Name of good or service
  • Applicable categories for VPAT
  • Who uploaded the VPAT and when
  • Keywords
  • Version/mode
  • Download VPAT (VPAT from the company)
  • Format and size of company VPAT
  • Attachments
  • Submit corrections or additions
  • Accessibility Contact
  • History
  • Comments

15
Figure Details page of VPATdb
16
Updating your user information
  • On every page in the upper right corner of the
    window is a link called Settings
  • Select the Settings link to update your user
    information.
  • Here you can change
  • Name
  • Position
  • Phone number
  • Password

17
Example
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Where to get more help
  • Online help documentation, available on the
    Help link on every page
  • More training sessions
  • VPATdb technical support
  • sogami_at_calstate.edu
  • Phone (562) 951-4201

19
Next Training
  • Part 2 of this training will be offered on April
    30, 2009 from 12 to 100 PM PDT
  • Repeats of Part 1 and Part 2 of this training are
    being planned for next month.
  • Training will be posted on http//ati.calstate.edu

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