Features incorporated in the website of the Goa Medical College & Hospital to make it accessible are:

  • Accessibility Options: Site has maintained colour scheme as per Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 laid down by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
  • 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 article.
  • Table Headers: 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.
  • Skip to Main Content: Quick access to the core content on the page is provided without going through repetitive navigation using the keyboard.
  • Headings: The pages content is organized using appropriate headings and subheadings that provide a readable structure.
  • Titles: An appropriate name for each Web page is specified that helps you to understand the page content easily.
  • Alternate Text: 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.
  • Keyboard support for drop-down menus: Drop-down menus have been used to display sections in the success stories. Same can be used via keyboard by pressing "Enter" key to show / hide the information.
  • Table caption and summary: Table captions are specified that act as labels, which indicate what data is provided in the table. In addition summary is specified to provide description for screen reader users to enable them understand the table information easily.
  • Consistent Navigation Mechanism: Consistent means of navigation and style of presentation throughout the Website has been incorporated.
  • 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.
  • Keyboard Support: The website can be browsed using a keyboard by pressing the Tab and Shift + Tab keys. And pressing Entre to open the page
  • User Control for content: The dynamic movie used on home page can be paused and played by the user.