Tools and Resources

    Validation Tools: HTML, CSS, Broken Links

    Validation tools are used to check the code for standards compliance. HTML validators, CSS validators and broken link (or dead links) checkers are a few such tools. Following URLs point to some validation tools:


    Accessibility is an important idea behind many web standards. Designing accessible websites will help in creating an inclusive digital world. Accessibility compliance of the Website may be checked at:

    Assistive Technologies

    Assistive Technologies are meant to cater to the needs of people with various impairments like Visual, Hearing, Mobility, and Learning impairment. 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 URL 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 (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 level AA. This will enable people with visual impairments to access the website using assistive technologies, such as screen readers. The information of the website is accessible with different screen readers, such as JAWS, NVDA, SAFA, Supernova, and Window-Eyes.

    Following table lists the information about different screen readers:

    Information related to the various screen readers

    Screen Reader Information
    Screen Reader Website Free / Commercial
    Non Visual Desktop Access (NVDA) Free
    System Access To Go Free
    Hal Commercial
    JAWS Commercial
    Supernova Commercial