Screen Reader Access

Screen Reader Access

The Official Web Portal of the East Garo Hills District, Meghalaya, has been built with an aim to provide maximum accessibility and usability to its visitors.

This website complies with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 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 from a variety of devices such as Desktop or Laptop computers, web-enabled mobile devices, WAP phones, PDAs, etc. However, currently Portable Document Format (PDF) files are not fully accessible.

Screen Readers

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:

 

Various Screen Readers to choose from

Screen Reader Website Free / Commercial
Screen Access For All (SAFA) http://www.nabdelhi.org/NAB_SAFA.htm  Free
Non Visual Desktop Access (NVDA) 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
WebAnywhere http://webanywhere.cs.washington.edu/wa.php  Free
Hal http://www.yourdolphin.co.uk/productdetail.asp?id=5  Commercial
JAWS (Job Access With Speech) 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

 

 

The site is still a work in progress, please bear with us. Any comments and suggestions will be appreciated.