We are committed to ensure that the eCourts portal 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 Desktop / Laptop computers, web-enabled mobile devices; etc.
We have put in our best efforts to ensure that all information on this portal is accessible to people with disabilities. For example, a user with visual disability can access this portal using assistive technologies, such as screen readers and screen magnifiers.
We also aim to be standards compliant and follow principles of usability and universal design, which should help all visitors of this portal.
This portal is designed using XHTML 1.0 Transitional to meet Guidelines for Indian Government Websites and also adheres to level AAA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 laid down by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Part of the information in the portal is also made available through links to external Websites. External Websites are maintained by the respective departments who are responsible for making these sites accessible.
e-Committee, Supreme Court of India is working towards making its portal accessible for persons with disabilities, however currently Portable Document Format (PDF) files are not accessible.
If you have any problem or suggestion regarding the accessibility of this portal, please write to ecommittee[at]aij[dot]gov[dot]in to enable us to respond in a helpful manner. Do let us know the nature of the problem along with your contact information.
Features incorporated in e-Courts website to make it easily accessible are:
Quick access to the core content on the page is provided without going through repetitive navigation using the keyboard.
Go to Navigation:
Quick access to the main Navigation on the page is provided without going through repetitive navigation using the keyboard.
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 link text. Further, if a link opens a Website in a new window, the description specifies the same.
Identification of file type and file size:
Information about alternate file types, such as PDF, Word, Excel along with the file size has been provided within the link text to help users identify the same. In addition, icons for different file types have been provided with the links. This helps users in deciding whether they wish to access the link. For example, if a link opens a PDF file, the link text specifies its file size and file type.
The table headings are marked and associated with their corresponding cells in each row. This enables a screen reader to read out the column and row header of any cell for the user.
The Web page content is organized using appropriate headings and subheadings that provide a readable structure. H2 indicates the main heading, whereas H3 indicates a subheading.
An appropriate name for each Web page is specified that helps you to understand the page content easily.
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. In addition, some browsers display the alternate text in the form of a tooltip when the user moves the mouse pointer over the 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 means of navigation and style of presentation throughout the Website have been incorporated.
The website 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 pages can be changed either through the browser, through the Accessibility Options page or by clicking on the text sizing icons present at the top of each page.