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What is Accessibility?


Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended in 1998, is a Federal mandate that requires that information technology be accessible to people with disabilities. It requires that electronic and information technology (EIT) developed, procured, maintained, or used by the Federal government be accessible to people with disabilities, including employees and members of the public.

IRS will continue to take every opportunity to enhance accessibility of the Web site,  in accordance with 508 requirements, to ensure that it is accessible to those with functional impairments.

Definitions of Section 508 standards for web-based information is available from the Access Board.


Page Last Reviewed or Updated: January 09, 2009