Accessibility refers to the ability of using all products such as website, mobile site, application etc… by people with different disabilities. Adhering to the E-accessibility Policy adopted by MTCIT, Omanuna portal is committed to ensure that all people including persons with disabilities and elderly people can use the portal and reach its content easily.
Believing that persons with disability and elderly people have the right to access to information, e-services , applications etc., the MTCIT adopted b E-accessibility policy, aiming at providing fair and equal life opportunities to persons with disability
and elderly people through the use of information and communications technology (ICT).
Download the e-Accessibility Policy as PDF file
We are fully committed to make all contents in Omanuna portal such as web pages, web applications, text, images, forms, etc. accessible to all users by adopted Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and standards (WCAG) from the W3C consortium www.w3c.org . We strive to present the contents in a way to be consistent in most commonly used web browsers to ensure a smooth online experience for all users. These accessibility standards and guidelines are only applicable to all contents published in Omanuna portal; however we cannot guarantee that they are implemented in other websites which are reachable through external links from this portal.
An assistive speech feature has been embedded into the portal to help in converting texts into speech. This technology is very useful for visually-impaired users and even other users with difficulty who find it difficult to read text online.
When you click the visual ‘speaker’ icon, the text in this section will be read aloud as voice output. The accent is neutral and the pace is set to be normal so that users from various part of the world can understand the speech contents. you also may adjust the speaker volume to suit your personal comfort.
The content can be downloaded as audio file in MP3 format in to the your computer by clicking on the ‘No Sound?’ option in the player and listen to them later on.
You can view our user-friendly videos to help you in using government services. For example view this YouTube .
To ensure that you can locate the information you need easily, the contents and features of this portal have been grouped based on certain themes and user profiles. Various components have been placed under these themes and profiles to increase familiarity
so that navigation to specific part of this portal will be easier for you.
The four major segments for reaching the relevant services are – Government, Citizens & Residents, Businesses and Visitors. You can access services most relevant to you by identifying your most suitable profile such as parent or student or employee, etc. Mostly requested services can be quickly accessed through ‘I want to. . .’ section. So there are many ways to reach the services that are offered to you for easy navigation.
You can increase the font size for comfortable reading by pressing Control and + key several times till it will be comfortable and suitable to you in reading the text. You can also view the window in full screen by pressing the F11 key (or click on ‘View’ option from the toolbar, then choose ‘full screen’).
Depending on which web browser you are using, this can be done in the following ways:
You can enable the keyboard-based access controls in your operating system in order to access the portal using only keyboard-based short cut keys instead of using your mouse which some users prefer to.
The following are the settings and instructions for Microsoft Windows Operating System environment
It is easy to navigate our website using your keyboard keys. This can be done using the following keys
If you are a blind user, this portal, wherever possible, provides alternative text components to graphical elements like logo, pictures, labels, etc. that make it easier for screen-reader software to describe the contents. This helps the blind people who use such software to get a fair idea about relative graphic web elements.
To help you read the contents of this portal, a safe web-palette of colors has been used to avoid use of colors as the only key differentiator of links and texts. The background and text colors have good contrast to be read easily.
We assure that the contents of this portal have been designed to suit most of the commonly used web browsers. Appropriate attributes and tags have been used in the web-coding so as to ensure clear use of language components and smooth transformation of
table elements in both old and new technical environments of the browsers. This portal has been tested with most common web browsers namely, Internet Explorer, Apple Safari and FireFox.
Keeping the design of the portal device independent made the contents of this portal to be read by any user-agent or document reader. This means that users can interact with the portal through their preferred input or output device including command line
Additionally, the forms section of this portal contains documents either in Microsoft™ Word format or Adobe™ PDF format as indicated by the icon. It also provides links to download the Reader Software, so visitors can install these free-readers and view the downloaded files.
Some service forms have been designed have been designed completely as per accessibility guidelines; for example, they can be read and filled in using assistive technologies perfectly. Working is progress to convert the other forms too to be in similar format.