Viewing Information in Various File Formats
This website includes some content that is available in non-HTML format. They might not be visible properly if your browser does not have the required plug-ins.
For example, Acrobat Reader software is required to view Adobe Acrobat PDF files. If you do not have this software installed on your computer, you can download it for free. The following table lists some plug-ins that you will require.
|PDF content||Adobe Acrobat Reader|
|Word files||Word Viewer 2003 (in any version till 2003)
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word (for 2007 version)
|Excel files||Excel Viewer 2003 (in any version till 2003)
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Excel (for 2007 version)
|PowerPoint presentations|| PowerPoint Viewer 2003 (in any version till 2003)
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for PowerPoint (for 2007 version)
|Flash content||Adobe Flash Player|
|Audio Files||Windows Media Player (External website that opens in a new window)|
Screen Reader Access
Department of Biotechnology 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.Read More
Speech Recognition Support
The information of the website is accessible with different speech recognition software, such as Dragon Naturally Speaking as well as Speech Recognition support available in Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. This will enable people with mobility impairments, people with visual impairments and senior citizens access the website using assistive technologies, such as speech recognition software. Read More
Using the Search Facility
The Search facility is located at the top right hand corner of all the pages. The Basic Search enables you to search for a website using word or phrase in site Title or URL.
What is RSS Feed and how to use it?
RSS (Rich Site Summary) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it.
RSS solves a problem for people who regularly use the web. It allows you to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the sites you are interested in. You save time by not needing to visit each site individually. You ensure your privacy, by not needing to join each site’s email newsletter.
Feed Reader or News Aggregator software allow you to grab the RSS feeds from various sites and display them for you to read and use.
A variety of RSS Readers are available for different platforms. Some popular feed readers includeAmphetadeskExternal website that opens in a new window (Windows, Linux, Mac),FeedReaderExternal website that opens in a new window (Windows), andNewsGatorExternal website that opens in a new window (Windows – integrates with Outlook).
Once you have your Feed Reader, it is a matter of finding sites that syndicate content and adding their RSS feed to the list of feeds your Feed Reader checks. Many sites display a small icon with the acronyms RSS, XML, or RDF to let you know a feed is available.
Once you pick an RSS feed reader, it is time to subscribe to RSS feeds.
You can visit Sitemap page to get an overall view of the contents of this site. You can also navigate around the site by clicking on the Sitemap link.
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