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Glossary

ARIA
Accessible Rich Internet Applications - a technical specification published by the World Wide Web Consortium that defines ways to increase the accessibility of web pages, in particular, dynamic content and user interface components developed with Ajax, HTML, JavaScript and related technologies.
Firebug
An extension of Firefox, Firebug is a free, open source web development tool that integrates with Firefox and facilitates the debugging, editing, and monitoring of a website's CSS, HTML, DOM, XHR, and JavaScript.
FireEyes
A web accessibility tool, developed by Deque, that is fully integrated with Firefox and Firebug. FireEyes provides developers and QA testers the ability to check pages for accessibility issues, and provides help and support to solve those issues.
Firefox
A free, open source web browser developed by Mozilla for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
Issue
A violation (or potential violation) of accessibility guidelines (as defined by standards such as WCAG 1.0, WCAG 2.0, Section 508 and WAI-ARIA) identified in webpage or web application code by FireEyes or WorldSpace.
Label
Text assigned to an issue that can be used to sort issues or group issues.
Potential Violation
An issue identified by FireEyes or WorldSpace that requires inspection by a human to determine if it is indeed an actual Violation of accessibility standards.
Priority
Describes the seriousness of an issue: Critical, Serious, Moderate, and Minor. Priority is a sortable attribute for issues and can aid in prioritizing remediation efforts.
Public WorldSpace
A free version of Deque's WorldSpace product that allows developers to create accessibility projects and store markup files in a cloud-based environment. Developers can interact with the public version WorldSpace through the FireEyes extension. Pubic WorldSpace projects can be shared among a small team; however, the public version of WorldSpace does not lend itself to accessible web asset management across the enterprise.
Scope definition
Identification of a feature or area of a webpage that appears across multiple pages in the website such as "header", "footer", "navigation", "search", "main content", "side bar" and so on. Scope definitions can be utilized to help avoid having an issue common to all or many webpages reported multiple times.
Script (use case script)
A recording of a set of actions taken on a website such as navigating through pages, filling out a form, making a selection from a menu, logging in to a site, etc. Scripts can be analyzed while being played back so that issues can be identified and saved. Scripts created in FireEyes can be saved and shared with other project members through WorldSpace.
Section 508
An amendment to the United States' Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that requires Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. It comprises sixteen provisions that are based on access guidelines developed by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) developed by the World Wide Web Consortium, but are not identical to either WCAG 1.0 or 2.0 standards.
Severity
Describes an issue as a: Violation or Potential Violation. Severity is a sortable attribute for issues and can aid in prioritizing remediation efforts.
Status
Describes an issue as: Open, Ignored or Fixed. Status is a sortable attribute for issues.
Violation
An issue identified by FireEyes or WorldSpace that violates accessibility standards.
WCAG
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines developed by the World Wide Web Consortium that explain how to make Web content more accessible to people with disabilities. WCAG 1.0 was published in May 1999. WCAG 2.0 was published in December 2008. WCAG 2.0 applies broadly to more advanced technologies and is more precisely testable with automated testing and human evaluation.
WorldSpace (Public)
A free version of Deque's WorldSpace product that allows developers to create accessibility projects and store markup files in a cloud-based environment. Developers can interact with the public version WorldSpace through the FireEyes extension. Pubic WorldSpace projects can be shared among a small team; however, the public version of WorldSpace does not lend itself to accessible web asset management across the enterprise.
WorldSpace Server
The cloud-based server that stores project information generated through the FireEyes extension or WorldSpace Sync.
WorldSpace Sync
The enterprise-level version of Deque's WorldSpace product that supports digital accessibility for every member of the development team, in every phase of the software development lifecycle in a cloud-based or self-hosted environment.
XPath
Stands for XML Path Language, a query language, defined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), for selecting nodes from an XML document.