Accessibility Statement

Features incorporated in the Website to make it accessible are:

We are committed to ensure that the Website is accessible to all users irrespective of device in use, technology or ability. It has been built, with an aim, to provide maximum accessibility and usability to its visitors. 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 information on this Website is accessible to people with disabilities. For example, a user with visual disability can access this Website 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.

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 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. For example, the Navigation pane has been given a hidden heading as Global Navigation.
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 Web site is incorporated.

Keyboard Support: The Portal can be browsed using a keyboard by pressing the Tab and Shift + Tab keys.

Customized Text Size: The size of the text on the Web page can be changed either through the browser or through the Accessibility Options feature.

JavaScript Independent: Web page information and functionalities are independent of JavaScript, irrespective of the browser support for the scripting language.