Assistive Technologies

Assistive Technologies are meant to cater to the needs of people with various impairments like Visual, Hearing, Mobility, and Learning impairment. An assistive technology helps differently abled people in rendering or viewing a webpage. Screen Readers are assistive devices that convert text into synthesized speech to facilitate visually impaired users to listen to and comprehend the content on a webpage. Following links can be visited to get more information about assistive technologies and screen readers:

Screen Reader Access

The "Guidelines for Indian Government Websites" website complies with World Wide Web Consortium (W.3.C.) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (W.C.A.G.) 2.0 level AA. This will enable people with visual impairments access the website using assistive technologies, such as screen readers. The information of the website is accessible with different screen readers, such as J.A.W.S., N.V.D.A., S.A.F.A., Supernova and Window-Eyes.

Information related to the various screen readers

  • Non Visual Desktop Access (N.V.D.A.) (Free) - http://www.nvda-project.org/
  • System Access To Go (Free) - http://www.satogo.com/
  • Thunder (Free) - http://www.screenreader.net/index.php?pageid=2
  • WebAnywhere (Free) - http://webanywhere.cs.washington.edu/wa.php
  • Hal (Commercial) - http://www.yourdolphin.co.uk/productdetail.asp?id=5
  • Job Access With Speech (J.A.W.S.) (Commercial) - http://www.freedomscientific.com/jaws-hq.asp
  • Supernova (Commercial) - http://www.yourdolphin.co.uk/productdetail.asp?id=1
  • Window-Eyes - http://www.gwmicro.com/Window-Eyes/