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  • Training BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory
  • BuyAccessible Product & Services Directory
    • The BuyAccessible Product & Services Directory has fast become the primary and most extensive source of market information for accessible products and micro purchases for federal agency buyers.
  • The Facts
    • The BuyAccessible Product & Services Directory provides critical opportunities for Electronic and Information Technology (E&IT) vendors serving the world’s largest and fastest growing minority group – people with disabilities and the aging population.
    • The free BuyAccessible Product & Services Directory tool provides E&IT vendors a means to market and advertise their accessible products and services to government agencies serving this growing population.
    • Using the BuyAccessible Product & Services Directory helps vendors ensure publicity and recognition among federal buyers for compliance with Section 508 Federal law.
    • The BuyAccessible Product & Services Directory provides technology vendors with an easy, efficient, and cost effective way to provide, maintain, and showcase accessibility information for buyers throughout the government.
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  • The Mission
    • The General Services Administration (GSA) is committed to creating market awareness and ensuring quantity and quality of accessible products and services available to federal agencies.
    • The BuyAccessible Product & Services Directory is a database for Electronic and Information Technology (E&IT) vendors to register their company and provide information about their accessible products and services.
    • This information is used by government purchasers to conduct market research when they are evaluating accessible products and services to purchase for their agency.
    • By registering your company and its accessible products and services, you will increase the likelihood of placing key information in front of targeted buyers when making their purchase decisions.
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  • What is the BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory?
    • Introduction
    • The BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory is a repository that vendors can use to manage data and references to company and accessibility information about E&IT product and services to help meet the federal agency purchasing requirements of Section 508.
    • Registered companies can use the BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory interface to add, delete or edit their existing data.
  • Objectives
    • By the end of the this training you will learn how The Product and Services Directory will help facilitate and manage your company’s products and services Section 508 compliance and accessible product and services information.
    • You will learn how to:
      • Register
      • Login
      • Create, Edit, and Delete a Product/Service
      • Manage Users
      • Edit your Profile
      • Change your Password
    • Each topic will provide a brief overview with instructions on how to perform the functions available on each screen.
  • How do I access the BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory?
    • You can access the BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory by going to the Buy Accessible portal at www.buyaccessible.gov and select the BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory link.
  • How do I register for the BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory?
    • From the User Login screen, select the To register as an E&IT company click here link. The Create E&IT Company Registration and Primary Point of Contact screen will display.
    • To register, enter all required field information and click Save. The information will be submitted to GSA for confirmation.
    • NOTE: When entering the company accessibility website information, provide the url where your accessible product information resides.
    • Special Tip:
      • Be as thorough as possible when providing Company information. This information is stored for the benefit of government users in the event they may need to perform additional market research.
      • What is a DUNS number?
      • Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) is a company that provides business information for credit, marketing, and purchasing decisions. Its "data universal numbering system," known as DUNS, issues unique 9-digit numbers that are used by businesses and the federal government
      • Each section of the E&IT Company Registration and Primary Point of Contact screen has a link that will display a description or a definition to assist you in providing accurate information.
  • How do I login to the BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory?
    • You will be notified by the BuyAccessible administrator, via e-mail with your username and password information.
    • You may change your username or password by selecting "Change Password" from the BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory menu bar.
    • You can log in as a registered user only if your company has registered with the BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory. To log in as a registered user, enter your Login Name and Password then select the Login button.
  • BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory E&IT Browser
    • After you have logged in, the Browser button of the Product and Services Directory will display.
    • You may perform the following functions from the Browser button.
      • Register a Product/Service profile.
      • Edit a Product/Service profile.
      • Delete a Product/Service profile.
      • View Products and Services independently by clicking the view Products or Services button. All products or services you have created will display in a list view.
  • BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory E&IT Browser
    • E&IT Product/Service Wizard
    • From the Brower button, click the Register New Product/Service button. The E&IT Product/Service Registration Information screen will display.
    • Enter all required and applicable product and or service information.
    • The Product Name, Description and Product Accessibility fields are required.
    • Click on the Next button and the second section of the registration form will display.
    • Special Tip:
      • What is Product Accessibility Information? Please provide details on how Federal buyers can find out about the accessibility of this product. A link to a VPAT is strongly recommended. A VPAT provides Federal buyers with accessibility information in a consistent format. Some agencies require a VPAT. At a minimum a Point of Contact (email address, phone number) for product accessibility information must be provided
      • Each section of the E&IT Product Registration Information screen has a link that will display a description or a definition to assist you in providing accurate information.
  • BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory E&IT Browser
    • E&IT Product/Service Wizard
    • Section 2: Select Choose Category link. A list of category’s will display. Select the category that best describes your product/service. A list of sub-categories will display.
    • Select the sub-category by clicking the radio button to the left and click Save Category.
    • The E&IT Product Registration Wizard Section 2 will display with the selected category. Please note that once a category has been created, the user will have the ability to Edit or Delete that category.
    • Special Tip
      • There may several levels of sub-categories available for your product. Make sure you review all available to best describe your product.
    • Click on the Next button and the third section of the registration form will display.
  • BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory E&IT Browser
    • E&IT Product/Service Wizard
    • Section 3: The Point of Contact Information should be pre-filled. Enter all other applicable product and/ or service information.
    • Click on the Save button. The BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory E&IT Browser will display with a message “Successfully Created Product/Service: “Product/Service Name”
  • BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory E&IT Browser
    • Edit Product/Service
    • Registration Information
    • From the Brower button, select the Edit link to the left of product/service that you wish to edit. The E&IT Product Registration Information screen will display.
    • Enter all applicable changes to the product and or service information.
    • Click the save button.
  • BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory E&IT Browser
    • Delete Product/Service
    • Registration Information
    • From the Brower button, select the Delete link to the left of product/service that you wish to Delete. Click the Delete button.
    • A message will display asking “Are you sure you want to delete the selected E&IT product/service?” Click OK or Cancel to exit delete function.
    • A message will display “Successfully delete product: product/service name”. The product/service will be removed from the product/service list.
  • BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory User Manager Console
    • Manage Additional Users
    • You may perform the following functions from the Manage Additional Users button.
      • Create a new user.
      • Edit a user.
      • Delete a user.
      • Approve user.
  • BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory User Manager Console
    • Create Additional Users
    • From the Manage Additional Users button, click the Create button. The Vendor Point of Contact Information screen will display.
    • Enter all information and click the approve box.
    • Click the Create button.
    • The Manage Additional Users tab will display with the new user listed and system message will display at the top “Successfully Created User: (user’s name)
  • BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory User Manager Console
    • Edit Users
    • From the Manage Additional Users button, click on the Edit link to the left of the user that you wish to edit. The Edit Point of Contact Information screen will display.
    • Enter your password.
    • You may edit the Contact Name or click to activate/deactivate the Approved box.
    • Click the Save button.
    • The Manage Additional Users button will display with the edited user information.
  • BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory User Manager Console
    • Delete Users
    • From the Manage Additional Users button, click on the Delete link to the left of the user you want to delete.
    • A message box will display “Are you sure you want to delete the selected user?” Click OK or Cancel to exit out of the delete function.
    • The user will be removed from the list an system message will display at the top “Successfully deleted Users: (user’s name)
  • BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory User Manager Console
    • Approve Users
    • Approving users will…
    • From the Manage Additional Users button, click on the Approve link to the left of the user that you want to approve.
    • A message will display “Are you sure you want to change the status to approved?” Click OK or Cancel to exit function.
    • A system message will display at the top “Successfully approved user id: (user i.d.)
  • BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory E&IT Database Statistics
    • E&IT Product Statistics
    • View statistics for a snap shot of how often your organization’s products/services have been searched. You may also view this information on the Database Statistics button.
  • BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory My Profile
    • Edit Profile
    • When selecting the My Profile button, a new window will display and gives you the functionality of making applicable changes to your company and primary point of contact profile.
    • To edit, enter all applicable changes that you and click Save. The information will be submitted to GSA for confirmation.
    • Special Tip:
      • Be as thorough as possible when providing Company information. This information is stored for the benefit of government users in the event they may need to perform additional market research.
      • Each section of the Edit E&IT Company Registration and Primary Point of Contact screen has a link that will display a description or a definition to assist you in providing accurate information.
  • BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory Change Password
    • Change Password
    • Click the Change Password tab a new window will display the Change Password screen.
    • Enter your old password exactly as originally issued.
    • Enter new password. The password must contain…
    • Confirm new password and click Submit. You will receive a confirmation of your new password from the GSA.
  • BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory Glossary
    • Glossary
    • The BuyAccessible Product and Directory Glossary provides that contains a list of important terms relative to E&IT, Accessibility, GSA, Procurement and much more.
    • The Glossary can be a valuable asset while managing your organizations BuyAccessible Product and Services Directory.