WorldSpace Comply by Deque
In this article:
• About WorldSpace Comply
• Account Creation
• Login Process
• Account Information
• Home Page Setup
• Project Dashboard
• Project Pages
• Project Issues
• Project Scans
About WorldSpace Comply
WorldSpace Comply is a web-based software solution created by the company Deque to aid in creating accessible websites. WorldSpace follows the
Section 508 and
WCAG 2.0 guidelines for accessibility. IT@UC quality assurance personnel, Governmental Relations and University Communications web developers, and university web authors use this software to complete scans of websites, find or create accessibility issues, and track the remediation process.
When you begin the remediation process, an account with “WorldSpace Comply” by Deque is created for you (the web author) and any other UC employees assigned to fix the issues. Once the account is created, you will receive an email with a link to the WorldSpace login screen, your username, and your password. **Please do not discard this email. (Example image of the email is below.)
After selecting the WorldSpace Comply URL, you will be taken to the login screen.
1. Enter your email address, which is the same as your username.
2. Click “next”; a new text field will appear. Enter your password.
3. Click “sign in”.
*NOTE: You may be taken to a screen to change your password, depending on how your account was created, or you may be directed to the home page.
Your account information screen can be accessed from the home page by clicking on the “Account” link in the upper right corner of the page. In your account information, you can update your name, set a new password, and enter other personal information. You can also set the inactivity level before your session will expire. If you make any changes, make sure to click the save button at the bottom of the page before moving on. You should see a notification that your changes were made successfully.
Home Page Setup
In order for issues to be assigned to you, you must add your website “project” to your favorites by clicking the star icon beside the project name. This will also allow you to see your website on your homepage every time you log in.
The project dashboard screen shows a “Project snapshot”, or a summary of the latest scan run on your website, and a “Common issues” table containing more detailed accessibility issue information for your website.
There are two ways to access the project dashboard screen:
1. Click on the project name from the home page
2. Click on the Dashboard tab at the top of the page
The project dashboard screen shows the project snapshot, a summary of your latest WorldSpace Comply website scan. The snapshot shows the website’s overall score percentage, the average number of issues per page, the total number of pages, the total number of critical pages, the total number of serious pages, the total number of moderate pages, and the total number of good pages.
The project dashboard screen also shows a common issues table showing all of the issues found from the WorldSpace Comply website scan.
In this table you can:
• Sort this information by type: issue grouping, accessibility standard, or priority ranking.
• Click on the number link in the “issues” column which will take you to details about that issue.
Click on the number link in the “pages” column which will take you to a page with details about every issue on the page.
The pages screen, accessed by clicking the “Pages” tab in the navigation bar, shows a detailed list of every website page WorldSpace Comply scanned in your project and includes information on how many issues were found on each page.
The issues screen shows a list of every accessibility issue found in your project’s WorldSpace Comply website scan. Access this screen by clicking the “Issues” tab in the navigation bar.
The project issues list contains the following details:
• The html link where the issue is located (“Element source code” column)
• Owner of the issue and whether it has been resolved (“Assigned to” column)
• Description of the issue and which accessibility standard it violates (“Description” column)
You will be working in this screen to check on the accessibility updates assigned to you and keep track of the progress you make on updating your webpages.
Changing the status of issues
To easily keep track of which issues you have already completed, mark the webpage links as “fixed”. Follow these steps to change the status of each issue after you update the content on your webpage:
1. Check the box to the left of the page link (left of the “Element source code” column); you may select more than one page at a time
2. In the grey “Currently Selected” task bar just above the issues list, next to the word “Action” there are two dropdown boxes
a. Change the first dropdown box to “Status”
b. Change the second dropdown box to “Fixed”
c. Click the “Apply” button
3. The status column will change to fixed for the selected web pages.
You can rescan your website for accessibility issues at any time. When you rescan, the issues marked as “fixed” will disappear from the list as they are resolved.
Follow these steps to rescan your website:
1. On the “Scans” screen, click on the “Start scan” link in the “Actions” column.
2. Once the scan is complete, click the “Dashboard” tab; you will see an updated summary of the scan.
Remediation – the correction process; in this case, correcting accessibility issues
Scan – to look at all parts of a website in order to detect accessibility issues; the program uses WorldSpace Comply to do this.
Accessibility Update/Issue – an error in an electronic resource that hinders users of all abilities to access information
Web accessibility – refers to the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent interaction with, or access to websites, by people with disabilities. When sites are correctly designed, developed and edited, all users have equal access to information and functionality.
Web Author – the person responsible to creating, editing and maintaining content on a UC website using the content management system.
WorldSpace Comply by Deque – an enterprise-strength, server-based accessibility analysis and management tool which automatically scans web content and identifies violations of accessibility compliance (Section 508 and WCAG 2.0) and quality guidelines.