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Accessibility Scanning and Assessments



An issue is a violation of either a Section 508 accessibility guideline or a UT Austin custom rule that has been configured in our instance of FireEyes or WorldSpace. Issues are assigned a priority level:

  • Critical: Should be addressed first. Critical issues may make it impossible or very difficult for users of assistive technology to complete the tasks on the page.
  • Serious: Should be addressed after critical issues. Serious issues make using the Web page difficult, requiring extra effort by users of assistive technology.
  • Fair: Should be addressed after critical and serious issues. Fair issues make using the Web page difficult or annoying to users of assistive technology.

Organizations in our instance of WorldSpace map to Dean and Vice President-level units and departments. Organizations also serve as containers for Projects. For additional information on Organizations, see How WorldSpace is Organized.


A project is a website or a collection of pages scanned for accessibility issues. For additional information on Projects, see How WorldSpace is Organized.

Web Portfolio Manager

A Web Portfolio Manager is an individual that is responsible for a collection of websites within a university college, school, or unit portfolio. This person may oversee employees in the development of one or more websites or may be a Web publisher or Web developer.

This person has been granted WorldSpace administrative rights to manage projects and users within a WorldSpace Organization.

Web Publisher/Developer

An individual that is responsible for the development of one or more websites. A Web Publisher or Developer may also be a Web Portfolio Manager.


A user is a person who has logged in at least once to WorldSpace. Users must be members of groups in order to gain access to Projects.


A group is a set of users; groups are used to give users permission to access Projects.


This term refers to anyone that is either an Organization Administrator or Project Administrator; or is added to a Project as a member of a Group in WorldSpace.

External Resources:

Additional terminology can be found on the Deque help site.Link to external site

Last updated September 11, 2015 @ 7:52 am

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