Accessibility Statement

RD Department website has made efforts to improve basic menu navigation and labeling in order to provide a simple and effortless navigation experience to visitors using screen-reading software for Web browsing. We will continue to implement solutions that bring the RDD website top-level pages to the areas of accessibility and universal design.

General Information

In the development of the RDD website, efforts have been made towards adding a significant number of accessibility features that complement the use of assistive technologies and help to make the website accessible to maximum possible users/visitors, ranging from those who use assistive technologies to those with a low end browser or computer.


In the development of this site, we followed HTML 4.01 Transitional to meet Guidelines for Indian Government Websites and also adhere to Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 laid down by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Most web browsers support linking to specific pages by typing named access keys:

Windows users 

  • Chrome: Press ALT + an access key.
  • Mozilla Firefox & Netscape: Press ALT + shift+ an access key.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer: Press ALT + an access key + ENTER

Macintosh users: Press CONTROL + an access key.

All pages on this site use the following access keys for common tasks:

  • S - Skip to Content
  • 1 - Home Page
  • 2 - Circular
  • 3 - Site Map
  • 4 - Search
  • 5 - About This Site
  • 6 - Contact Us
  • 0 - Accessibility Option

All pages contain a 'skip to content' link for users who use speech browsers or keyboard navigation and wish to avoid repeated groupings of links.

Visual Design

This site uses Cascading Style Sheets to control the overall presentation of the website. Turning off the style sheet will affect the visual presentation and may affect the functionality of the website for some users.

Links and Images

Necessary links were assigned 'TITLE' attributes to describe the target in greater detail. Users of assistive technology may wish to set screen reader options to take full advantage of this feature.

Images used in this site include a descriptive 'ALT' attribute. Those images which are purely decorative or used for layout include a null 'ALT' attribute.


Screen reader table functions within screen readers may be used on this site. The tables are properly coded to take advantage these functions. Example: Using JAWS in Internet Explorer use Alt+Ctrl+Up or Down Arrow to properly read a table with table headers.