CMD's Desk

Dear Colleague,

Happy New Year to all of you and your family members.

In spite of the challenges due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, all of us have given our best to ensure good performance of the Company.

The capacity addition of 200 Circuit KM Transmission Line and 900 MVA transformation capacity during 2020 speaks of our commitment amidst tough conditions. We also ensured uninterrupted power supply to the people of Odisha during this pandemic period and timely restored power Post AMPHAN in the affected areas. Further we supplied dry ration to 2658 stranded workers along with free accommodation at 193 project locations with your help during the initial period of shutdown. I congratulate all the employees of OPTCL for their contribution in this success.

However, let us not forget the basic preventive tools i.e Social Distancing, Hand Sanitization and Face Mask. We have to continue with this new normal for some more time, at least. Let us all work together in a team spirit across all cadres and disciplines, to achieve our two core objectives i.e strengthening the Transmission network in the State and optimum reduction of Transmission Losses. Timely implementation of projects with best quality standards and technological interventions will further transform the power infrastructure in Odisha. Particularly I appeal to the young engineers and technicians to bring new innovative ideas to improve our work processes for better efficiency and effectiveness. We have to work hard with high integrity to see OPTCL reach new heights.

With best wishes for the New Year

Dr.Saurabh Garg

SCREEN READER ACCESS

The website of the Office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities 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, including screen readers. The information of the website is accessible with different screen readers, such as JAWS, NVDA, SAFA, Supernova and Window-Eyes. Following table lists the information about different screen readers:

Information related to the various screen readers
Screen Reader Website Free/Commercial
Screen Access For All (SAFA)   http://www.nabdelhi.org/NAB_SAFA.htm Free
Non Visual Desktop Access (NVDA)   http://www.nvda-project.org/ Free
System Access To Go   http://www.satogo.com/ Free
Thunder   http://www.screenreader.net/index.php?pageid=2 Free
WebAnywhere   http://webanywhere.cs.washington.edu/wa.php Free
Hal   http://www.yourdolphin.co.uk/productdetail.asp?id=5 Commercial
JAWS   http://www.freedomscientific.com/jaws-hq.asp Commercial
Supernova   http://www.yourdolphin.co.uk/productdetail.asp?id=1 Commercial
Window-Eyes   http://www.gwmicro.com/Window-Eyes/ Commercial

Speech Recognition Support

The website of the Office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities complies with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA. 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. 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.

Following table lists the information about different speech recognition software:

Information related to Speech Recognition Software
Speech Recognition Software Website Free / Commercial
Dragon Naturally Speaking   http://www.nuance.com/naturallyspeaking/products/default.asp  
Windows Speech Recognition in Windows Vista  http://www.microsoft.com/enable/products/windowsvista/speech.aspx Commercial
Speech Recognition in Windows 7   http://www.microsoft.com/enable/products/windows7/ Commercial