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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

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:


Mobile Friendliness

Browsing the web is not limited to Personal Computer and Laptops any more. Mobile devices are providing alternate and easy connectivity to Internet. Reach of your website will increase with its availability on mobile devices. Mobile-friendliness of your 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. 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 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 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 Website Free / Commercial
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
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