Creating an Account for WorldSpace

Texas A&M IT performs weekly accessibility scans of Key Public Entry Points (KPEPs) using a tool called WorldSpace Sync. KPEP webmasters can use a WorldSpace account to review the accessibility reports generated from these scans, and any TAMU employee can use a WorldSpace account to perform accessibility scans on their webpages with FireEyes. Accounts are provided at no cost to TAMU employees.

Log in to WorldSpace Sync

  1. Visit https://worldspacesync.net.tamu.edu.
  2. Log in with your NetID and password.
  3. Log out of WorldSpace Sync (hover over your username at the top of the screen).
  4. Send an account request to our IT Accessibility Team, see steps below.

Request an account

  1. Email itaccessibility@tamu.edu.
  2. Indicate that you would like to request a WorldSpace account.
  3. Include your name, preferred email, and NetID.
  4. The IT Accessibility Team will respond once your account has been created.

Add your Project Favorites

Projects in WorldSpace Sync can be designated as "Favorites." This designation makes projects easier to access in some parts of WorldSpace, and only Favorite projects are available in FireEyes. Once your account is created, it's recommended that you add all your available Projects to your Favorites, so you can take advantage of these benefits.

  1. Visit https://worldspacesync.net.tamu.edu.
  2. Log in with your NetID and password.
  3. Activate the Home button.
  4. Activate the All projects link.
  5. Activate the Project Favorite icon that appears before the project name (do this for all the projects that are shown).

Additional help and resources

If you have any questions or experience problems, please contact itaccessibility@tamu.edu.

Did you know?

  • In the United States, about 55 million people have a disability (src: 2010 U.S. Census).
  • About 1 in 5 Americans have some kind of disability (src: 2010 U.S. Census).
  • The percentage of people affected by disabilities is growing as our population ages.
  • Two popular, free screen readers are VoiceOver (Mac OS and iOS) and NVDA (Win).
  • Good accessibility practices can improve the search ranking of your website.
  • Form fields without labels can cause problems for some assistive technology users.
  • Low color contrast makes content difficult to see, especially for users with low vision.
  • Documents linked on a website need to be accessible too (e.g., PDF and Word files).
  • Audio content, like podcasts, need transcripts for deaf or hard of hearing users.
  • Online videos should be captioned for deaf or hard of hearing users.
  • Using HTML tags correctly is very important for accessibility.
  • Descriptive link text helps make a website more accessible. Avoid using "Click here" or "Read more."
  • A "screen reader" is an application that reads content aloud to a user.
  • There is no "alt tag" in HTML. "Alt" is an attribute used with the img tag.
  • HTML uses the alt attribute to provide a text description of an image.
  • Alt text should describe an image, if the purpose of the image is to convey information.
  • If an image is a link, the alt text for the image should explain where the link goes.
  • If an image is only being used for decoration, the alt text should be null (i.e., alt="").
  • If a table has headers, using header tags (<th>) will make the table more accessible.
  • An accessible website is one that can be navigated and understood by everyone.