Accessible IRS Tax Products
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is committed to making every document on its World Wide Web site accessible to the widest possible audience. We work with skilled accessibility contractors and our own accessibility specialists to insure that our documents are, to the maximum extent feasible, accessible to persons using special assistive technology, including screen reading software, refreshable Braille displays, and voice recognition software.
The IRS Alternative Media Center has prepared hundreds of its most popular tax forms and publications using full text descriptions where needed and is making these files available for download through IRS.gov. Most of the files prepared in this manner are in ASCII text format, a few were prepared in HTML and all have been transcribed for Braille. The Braille print files are in .brf format and can be sent directly to an embosser for high quality Braille output. To download these files, use the following links:
Talking Tax Forms
The IRS Alternative Media Center is working to make IRS tax forms and publications fully accessible and Section 508 compliant. These "talking tax forms" work with MSAA compliant screen readers as well as Dragon Naturally Speaking Voice Recognition Software. We are using the Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) as a means of distributing government forms as well as other documents. The IRS has made over 550 tax forms available in accessible PDF format.
We welcome comments on the "talking" tax forms. To leave a comment, go to our comments page.
To download Adobe Acrobat Reader free, visit the Adobe website and choose the appropriate operating system and language for download of Acrobat Reader.
Page Last Reviewed or Updated: December 09, 2008