How FireEyes and WorldSpace Work Together

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.

Both FireEyes and WorldSpace are tools that check web content for accessibility problems. They run the same algorithms and produce the same feedback. The main difference is that FireEyes is a local browser-based tool that allows you to check one page at a time, and WorldSpace is an external server-based tool that spiders through entire web sites and produces site-wide reports. FireEyes produces immediate feedback for developers and content writers. WorldSpace is an enterprise issue-monitoring system that allows accessibility teams to track issues over time across projects and domains in a collaborative environment.

Differences Between FireEyes and WorldSpace
FireEyes WorldSpace
Runs locally in the browser Enterprise server-based software
Scans one page at a time Spiders through entire web sites to report issues across all web pages; issues can be integrated with some brands of bug-tracking software
Optimized to provide quick, on-the-spot feedback to developers and content creators Optimized for enterprise-level reporting, issue tracking, and project management
Can scan any page that you can access with your browser, including password protected areas Can access any public page, and most password protected areas via login scripts
The user initiates the scan manually Scans can be scheduled to run at any time, either just once, or on a recurring or custom schedule

FireEyes Synchronizes with WorldSpace

One of the benefits of using FireEyes and WorldSpace together is that they synchronize with each other to ensure a consistent experience across users and projects within the organization.

  • Settings: When you configure the rules, messages, priorities, and other aspects of WorldSpace, FireEyes pulls that information from the server and uses it in its local scans.
  • Issues and Scripts: You can upload or download issues and use-case scripts. You can share page scope definitions with other team members and use those scope definitions to filter through the issues in large-scale WorldSpace reports.
  • Collaboration: You can assign issues to team members in either FireEyes or WorldSpace, and use those assignments generate user-specific task lists in WorldSpace.
  • Manual issues: If you find an accessibility error that FireEyes didn't catch, you can add it manually to the report, and upload it to WorldSpace, where it will become part of the overall report.

In other words, FireEyes and WorldSpace are tightly integrated, and you need to use both to fully take advantage of the strengths each has to offer.