Screen Reader Access

Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India 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.

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 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

Hindi is the official and main link language of India. Its homeland is mainly in the north of India, but it is spoken and widely understood in all urban centers of India. It is written in the Devanagri script, which is phonetic and, unlike English, is pronounced as it is written. Hindi is a direct descendant of Sanskrit through Prakrit and Apabhramsha. It has been influenced and enriched by Dravidian, Turkish, Farsi, Arabic, Portugese and English. It is a very expressive language. In poetry and songs, it can convey emotions using simple and gentle words. It can also be used for exact and rational reasoning.