Getting Started with Worldspace Sync
Texas A&M IT performs weekly accessibility scans of Key Public Entry Points (KPEPs) using a tool called Worldspace Sync. KPEP webmasters can use their Worldspace Sync account to review the accessibility reports generated from these scans.
A Worldspace account is required
To use FireEyes, you must have a Worldspace account. If you do not already have an account, please create a Worldspace account before proceeding.
Choosing your Project
- Visit https://worldspacesync.net.tamu.edu.
- Log in with your NetID and password.
- Activate the Dashboards menu.
- Choose Project.
- Choose the Project associated with your site from the Project Dashboard dropdown list.
Reviewing the report data
- Specify a date range to filter issues according to when they were found.
- Activate the table headings to sort table data.
- Activate the issue description to see more details about that type of issue.
- Activate the number of issues to see a filtered table of that issue type (i.e., Issues Report).
- Activate the number of pages to see a filtered table of the pages where that issue occurs (i.e., Pages Report).
Additional help and resources
The Worldspace Sync product documentation provides more information on checking reports:
If you have any questions or experience problems, please contact the IT Accessibility Team.
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.