Accessibility Statement


Accessibility Statement :

We are committed to ensure that the portal is accessible to all the users irrespective of device in use, technology or ability. It has been built, with an aim, to provide maximum accessibility and usability to its users. As a result, this portal can be viewed from a variety of devices, such as web-enabled mobile devices, WAP phones, PDAs and so on.

We have put in our best efforts to ensure that all the information on this portal is accessible to people with disabilities. For example, a user with visual disability can access this portal using assistive technologies, such as screen readers and magnifiers.

We also aim to be standards compliant and follow principles of usability and universal design, which should help all visitors of this portal. If you have any problem or suggestion regarding the accessibility of this portal, please contact us.

Accessibility Features :

  • Skip to Main Content : Quick access to the core content on the page is provided without going through repetitive navigation.

  • Accessibility Options : Options to change the size of the text is provided. For example, if you are using desktop to access this portal, the text might appear smaller on the screen that makes it difficult to read. In such a situation, you can use this option to increase the size of the text for clear visibility and better readability.

  • Descriptive Link Text : Brief description of a link is provided using descriptive phrases instead of just using words such as 'Read more' and 'Click here' as linked text. For example, if a link opens a PDF file, the description specifies its file size. Further, if a link opens a Web site in a new window, the description specifies the same.

  • Table Headers : The table headings are marked and associated with their corresponding cells in each row. For example, if there are 30 rows and 5 columns in a table, it is difficult for a user with visual disability to identify which data cell belongs to which header. In this situation, an assistive device such as a screen reader can read the column header of any cell for the user. In addition, captions are also specified for each table that act as labels and indicate what data is provided in the table.

  • Headings : The Web page content is organized using appropriate headings and subheadings that provide a readable structure. H1 indicates the main heading, whereas H2 indicates a subheading. In addition, for the screen reader users, there are hidden headings in this portal that are read out by a screen reader for better readability.

  • Titles : An appropriate name for each Web page is specified that helps you to understand the page content easily.

  • Alternate Text : Brief description of an image is provided for users with visual disability. If you are using a browser that supports only text or have turned off the image display, you can still know what the image is all about by reading the alternate text in absence of an image.

  • Explicit Form Label Association : A label is linked to its respective control, such as text box, check box, radio button, and drop-down list. This enables the assistive devices to identify the labels for the controls on a form.

  • Consistent Navigation Mechanism : Consistent style of presentation throughout the portal is incorporated.

Accessibility Options :

Do you find it difficult to read the contents on the screen?
Is the displayed information not clearly visible to you?
If yes, use the accessibility options provided by this portal to control the screen display. These options allow changing the text size for clear visibility and better readability.

Changing the Text Size :

Changing the size of the text refers to making the text appearing smaller or bigger from its standard size. There are three options provided to you to set the size of the text that affects the readability. These are:

  • Decrease Text Size : -A Displays information by decrease font size.

  • Normal: A Displays information in a font size in the standard font size,which is the default size.

  • Increase Text Size : A+ Displays information by decrease font size.
    To change the text size, click the text-size icons present at the top of any page.

Screen Readers :

List of screen readers to read the website contents.

Screen Reader Website Free / Commercial
Non Visual Desktop Access (NVDA) Free
Screen Access For All (SAFA) Free
System Access To Go Free
WebAnywhere Free
Hal Commercial
JAWS Commercial
Supernova Commercial
Window-Eyes Commercial