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Deque WorldSpace Comply/Axe Monitor

Rutgers has purchased licenses for Deque WorldSpace Comply/Axe Monitor as a tool for accessibility reporting. Deque is currently rebranding WorldSpace Comply as Axe Monitor, so while you may see both in documentation, please note that these terms refer to the same product.

WorldSpace Comply/Axe Monitor acts as an enterprise spider crawler, utilizing custom scans to dive deep into websites and pick up issues on each page. These issues are grouped by priority, as well as by type. It provides information to the scanner why it is an issue, how it affects their users, and potential means of fixing the issue. It not only produces results but also teaches it’s users how to be accessible while using it. A single organization can host unlimited website scans, allowing large departments to keep track of the various websites under one umbrella.

To see an example of the tool, we’ve created a scan of the W3C’s Before and After Demonstration, as the site has been developed with inaccessibility in mind. WorldSpace Comply/Axe Monitor can provide a sharable link to distribute the results to team members and site owners, just as we’ve done in this example project.

For more information or to request access to WorldSpace Comply/Axe Monitor, please contact the Accessibility team at

Learning WorldSpace Comply/Axe Monitor

To help new users learn the tool, we’ve created a simple Quick Reference Guide that goes over the necessary basics.

In tandem with Deque WorldSpace, Rutgers has also purchased licenses to Deque University for self-paced accessibility training for web design, web development, and content development. Details can be found on our Support & Training page.

Browser Plugins

Deque has also made the following plugins available for free use. It utilizes the same ruleset as WorldSpace Comply but works as an in-browser tool that scans the current page in the browser window. This means it can also scan pages that are not on the public internet, behind logins, or generated from a local sandbox site. The issues scanned from these tools can also be uploaded to WorldSpace Comply. The following two are available:

Getting Support

For support using Deque WorldSpace Comply/Axe Monitor, please reach out to Deque’s helpdesk at and CC Our office can provide support, but complex inquiries may need to go directly to Deque’s Helpdesk.

Additional Information on WorldSpace Comply/Axe Monitor

Learn more about WorldSpace functions.