FireEyes Quickstart Guide

Standalone FireEyes Version: It is important to note that this page refers to the version of FireEyes that is meant to work with the WorldSpace Comply product. For quick-start information about the stand-alone version of FireEyes, see FireEyes Stand-Alone Version Quickstart Guide.

This "quickstart" page is intended to provide a brief overview of how to log into WorldSpace Comply for the first time, download FireEyes, synchronize FireEyes and a WorldSpace Comply Project, and run a basic static page analysis. More detailed information on each of these steps and all FireEyes capabilities is provided elsewhere in this guide.

  1. Install Firefox
  2. Install Firebug in the Firefox Browser
  3. Create a WorldSpace Comply Server Account
  4. Create or Join a WorldSpace Comply Project
  5. Download and Install FireEyes from the WorldSpace Comply Server
  6. Go to the Web Page You Want to Evaluate
  7. Turn on Firebug/FireEyes in the Firefox Browser
  8. Synchronize FireEyes with the WorldSpace Comply Server
  9. Select a Project
  10. Run a Scan in FireEyes

1. Install Firefox

FireEyes runs in the Firefox browser, so the first thing you must do is install Firefox, if you don't already have it. Download Firefox at http://www.mozilla.org.

Note: Deque is currently developing a version of FireEyes for Internet Explorer.

2. Install Firebug in the Firefox Browser

FireEyes works in conjunction with Firebug, so install Firebug if you don't already have it. Download Firebug at https://getfirebug.com/. Restart your browser if prompted to do so.

3. Create or Activate a WorldSpace Comply Server Account

FireEyes connects with the WorldSpace Comply server to synchronize settings and results, so you need a WorldSpace account to run FireEyes.

If you do not yet have a WorldSpace Comply server account, you can create an account by going to the WorldSpace Comply web site [note] and selecting the Create a WorldSpace Account link under: New to WorldSpace?

Once you fill in the information, WorldSpace Comply will send you an email, and you can follow the link in your email to activate your account.

If someone else created an account for you, you should have already received an email telling you to activate your WorldSpace Comply account, follow that link in your email to activate your account.

Note: If you are an enterprise customer, you will need to log in to your company's instance of WorldSpace Comply, not the public instance. If you do not know the web address of your company's WorldSpace Comply server, talk to your accessibility team lead or server administrator. If you are NOT an enterprise customer, download FireEyes from http://getfireeyes.com/.

4. Create or Join a WorldSpace Comply Project

You cannot run FireEyes without being a member of a project. If you're not already a member of a WorldSpace Comply project, you will see a message on your Home screen that prompts you to create a project. Select the Create an organization project link.

To create a public project, give the project a name, specify the domain of the web site you plan to evaluate, and click on the Create button. Be sure to leave the Favorite checkbox checked, otherwise the project will not show up in the list of available projects in FireEyes. Also leave the Accessibility checkbox checked, so the accessibility scans will work properly. (WorldSpace Comply users should consult the WorldSpace Comply user guide to learn more about creating an Organization project.)

If you're already a member of a project, verify that you have marked the project as a "Favorite," otherwise the project will not show up in the list of available projects in FireEyes.

The Favorite status of a project is indicated by a star next to the project name on your Home page. If the star is green (also indicated by the off-screen word “Favorite” for screen readers) the project is a Favorite. If the star is white (also indicated by the off-screen words “Not a Favorite” for screen readers) the project is not a Favorite.

If the project you are looking for is not showing on your Home page:

  1. Toggle the Show: Favorite projects | All projects links to view all projects.
  2. Next to the desired project, toggle the Favorite icon so the star is green (also indicated by the off-screen word “Favorite” for screen readers).

5. Download and Install FireEyes from the WorldSpace Comply Server

Using your Firefox browser, select the Download FireEyes link on your WorldSpace Comply Home page to download and install FireEyes. Restart your browser if prompted to do so.

6. Go to the Web Page You Want to Evaluate

Using your Firefox browser, go to the web page you want to evaluate. This should be one of the pages within the domain you specified in your WorldSpace Comply project.

7. Turn on Firebug/FireEyes in the Firefox Browser

Click on the Firebug icon in the upper right corner of the Firefox browser. If you don't see the Firebug icon, install Firebug as explained in step 2.

This will bring up the Firebug panel at the bottom of the browser. FireEyes will be one of the tabs within that interface. Select the FireEyes tab, if it is not already selected.

8. Synchronize FireEyes with the WorldSpace Comply Server

Click on the Settings tab within FireEyes, then fill in your login credentials.

The server URL should already be filled in for you. If you are using the enterprise version of WorldSpace Comply, use the same web address that you used to create your WorldSpace Comply account. It may look something like this: http://server.dequecloud.com/FireEyes/ where "server" is your specific instance of WorldSpace Comply. Note: Be sure to include the trailing slash at the end of the URL.

Enter your email address and password, then click on the Update & Login button. Use the same email and password that you used to create your WorldSpace Comply account.

9. Select a Project

Once you are successfully logged in, click on the Switch... button in the upper right of FireEyes to select a project.

Select from among the list of projects to which you have access.

The name of the project should then appear to the left of the Switch button. If the page in your browser matches the domain of your project, FireEyes will say "(OK)" next to the project's name. Otherwise it will say "unmatched," which means you either need to go to the right web page, switch to a different project, or change the domain in the project settings in WorldSpace Comply.

10. Run a Scan in FireEyes

Click on the Current Document tab in FireEyes, then select the Now button (read as "Analyze now" by screen readers). That will run the default report and give you accessibility feedback on the current web page in the browser.

Screenshot of issues found - Click to enlarge image

FireEyes will tell you how many issues it found. Click on the X in the upper left of the Analysis Results dialog box, then read through the list of accessibility issues to learn what the issues are so you can fix them.

If you need help interpreting the results, or if you want to use some of the more advanced features of FireEyes, keep reading through this user guide.