You can log in by going to the blue navigation bar located on the right side, top right, or bottom of your screen, depending on the device and page you are viewing. Click on the [Login] button in the navigation bar, or click on the [Login] button on the welcome page for AccessPlace.
You can log out by going to the blue navigation bar located on the right side, top right, or bottom of your screen, depending on the device and page you are viewing. Click on Settings, and then click on the black and yellow button.
After registering, you will be taken to the Welcome page. The next few pages will ask you some basic questions about demographics, health conditions, and any assistive technology for you, your family member, friend, or client. Use the button to navigate to the first page of the profile. Click the button if you do not wish to complete the profile right away, or want to finish it at a later date.
There are seven pages of questions. Answer each question to the best of your knowledge. Use the and buttons to navigate the pages. The Health information page will have various areas of impairment. Click on the blue box to the left of the text of any impairment that applies to the person the profile is describing. The impairments that you click on this page will pre-populate the next page.
The next page will ask you more questions about each impairment.
Once you have finished, you will be taken to the “Search” page. To go back to your Health Profile, go the navigation bar and click on “Profile”.
The search page allows you to search for public places. You will be taken to the search page automatically once you have completed your profile. or you can reach it by clicking on [Search] in the navigation bar.
You will see a map with a search bar along with a list of places near you on the left hand side of the screen. (screen shot).
You can search in the area near you (this is the default, or normal search), or pick a different location (“Steak in Toronto”, “Pizza near Honolulu”).
You can search for general types of things ("pizza", "food", "universities"), or more specific place names ("McDonald's", "Starbucks").
You can select a place by clicking on the list, or by clicking on the marker(image) on the map.
Once you have selected a place, you will have the option to view reviews(image), write a review(image), or if you have already written a review, edit that review (image). You can do this either by using the buttons in the list, or the popup on the map (in full computer mode).
Note that you can NOT search for residences (homes, apartments, condos) or specific addresses.
When searching for a place, you will see a text box pop-up on the map where the place is located.
This pop-up will also contain links to “View Reviews” and “Write a Review”, or "Edit Your Review". Clicking on any of these links will take you to the Reviews page, where you can write, edit or view reviews/ratings.
To close the pop-up click the “x” on the top right of the box.
Click on the button that reads “Write a review” for the selected place. (Note that if you have already submitted a review, the button will read “edit your review”).
There will be a list of building elements, with "Overall Accessibility" at the top.
Click on the building element (or Overall Accessibility) you wish to review.
A text box will appear to the right of the building element. Write your comment here.
You are allowed up to 1000 characters (including spaces). There is an indicator in the bottom right corner that keeps track of this for you.
Add a star rating for the building element. This is needed in order to save your comments and review.
You add a rating by clicking on the stars located on the top right of the text box
Click on the amount of stars you wish to give that specific building element, with one star being the worst rating (horrible accessibility!) and five starts being the best (great accessibility!).
Once you have written your comments and left star ratings for all of the elements you wished to review for that place, click the blue [save all] located either next to the place name, in full computer mode, or in the bottom left corner in mobile view. (images). You can save your ratings at any time by clicking the [save all] button. If you do not click the [save all] button before leaving the review screen, your review will not be saved.
Click on “close” when finished.
Click the blue arrow on the top left hand side next to the name of the place to return back to the search page.
Editing reviews is similar to writing new reviews. Follow the directions given below to edit a pre-existing review.
Search for a place you have previously written a review for.
Click on the building under the dropdown menu, or the popup on the map.
Click the button that reads “Edit a Review” for the selected building.
You will see a list of buiding elements, with "Overall Accessibility" at the top. (image)
Edit a review for a building element in the right hand column in the text box provided.
A green checkmark (IMAGE) will be located to the left of all building elements you have previously reviewed.
Click on a building element you wish to edit.
Edit a review for a building element in the text box provided.
You can edit ratings by clicking on the stars located above the text box.
You can save your reviews at any time during this process by clicking the “save all” button. If you do not click the “save all” button before leaving the review menu, it will not be auto-saved.
Click “close” when complete.
Click the blue arrow on the top left hand side of the name of the place to return to the search page.
You can also edit your review from the "View reviews" page. If you have left a review for any building element, there will be a button (image) that you can click on at the bottom of your review that will allow you to edit it. Follow the same procedure for editin as described above.
Go to the upper right hand corner of your screen on AccessPlace. Click on the GPS(image) location icon, then click on manage location settings. For https://accessplace.org, if the behavior says “blocked” cancel this function by clicking on the x that appears when highlighted.
Refresh https://accessplace.org. When refreshed a pop-up box will appear asking to know your location for AccessPlace. Click Allow.
To make sure the GPS locator is turned On, Go to iPad settings and click on Privacy. Then click on Location Services. Make sure Location Services is turned on for the web browser you are currently using.
After turning on Location Services refresh AccessPlace. A pop-up will show asking if you would like to Allow or Don’t allow AccessPlace to use your current location. Click "OK".