Welcome to the new AAC website!
As you have already noticed, the website has a new look and feel. However, our new website is more than just flashy screens. The underlying database system has been completely re-vamped. The end goal is to consolidate the many databases into a central location and reduce or eliminate manual data entry by automating the many AAC processes.
The complete transition to the new site format and database structure will take place in stages starting in the summer of 2016.
This will include things like:
- Membership management
- Registration of dogs and junior handlers
- Trial application and approval
- Site and equipment approval
- Trial Management and Results
Until the transition is 100% complete you will still see some links to older website pages and layouts.
A key difference is that the new website has user account functionality (this is for both AAC members and non-members). In order to take full advantage of the website and to perform online transactions, a user account is required.
The user account system is highlighted by the concept of a user “role”. What a user account can see and do is based on the assigned roles. The roles will vary depending on if you are an AAC member, judge, trial host club, board member, non-member, etc.
The first thing you should do is to create a user account. This will allow you to login and manage your account/profile and perform online transactions.
To get started, from the home page, click on MY ACCOUNT (top right corner).
Then click on Register.
Follow the prompts, an e-mail will be sent to your specified e-mail address in order to complete the user account setup.
Part of the user account setup is to attach/claim your AAC membership (if you are an AAC member). You will also be able to attach/claim your dogs and junior handlers. This is a simple, one-time process. Make sure you have these numbers handy.
*** IMPORTANT NOTE FOR FAMILY MEMBERSHIPS ***
The system currently has a 1-1 relationship between user accounts and AAC memberships, dogs and junior handlers. This means that only one user account can attach/claim an AAC membership, dogs and junior handlers. This is important if you have a family membership and plan on creating multiple user accounts.
Take care when planning on the user accounts you will create and what you will attach/claim with each user account.
Once logged into the system you will see a user account status bar at the top of the screen (in the black bar).
MY ACCOUNT, lets you manage your user account.
Administration functions will depend on your assigned “roles”. In many cases this menu option may not be present. This menu is primarily used by system administrators, AAC board members and judges.
To help you navigate and become familiar with the new site, we have prepared the following:
- Online Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Online Help
- A Technical Systems Administrator that can be reached by online SUPPORT