Logo of the Department

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.

Following table lists the information about different screen readers:

Information related to the various screen readers
Screen Reader Website Free or Commercial
Non Visual Desktop Access (N.V.D.A.) http://www.nvda-project.org/ Free
System Access To Go http://www.satogo.com/ Free
Thunder http://www.screenreader.net/index.php?pageid=2 Free
Hal http://www.yourdolphin.co.uk/productdetail.asp?id=5 Commercial
J.A.W.S. http://www.freedomscientific.com/jaws-hq.asp Commercial
Supernova http://www.yourdolphin.co.uk/productdetail.asp?id=1 Commercial
Window-Eyes http://www.gwmicro.com/Window-Eyes/ Commercial