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Accessibility Features of the Website

Most visitors will be able to view the IRS website using the most popular browsers. Some of the accessibility features of the site are listed below.

  • Text Descriptions Provided for Images and Pictures - When the mouse pointer or pointer alternative moves over an image, a small window pops up to give you a description of the image. This description is also provided to visitors who are using screen readers to access information on the page.
  • Style Sheets Used to Format Page Content on this site are designed using cascading style sheets. This allows visitors to disable the formatting provided and apply their own formatting if they choose. Style sheets are disabled within an Internet browser's settings or preferences options.
  • The latest version of several web browsers allow users to easily increase the font size for better readability. Hold down the Ctrl key (Command key on a Macintosh) and press the + (plus) key. You can also decrease the font size by holding down the Ctrl or Command key and pressing the - (minus) key.
  • Persons using screen-reading devices, who generally cannot directly read documents in PDF format, will find a HTML version of many of the tax instructions and publications on the IRS site. IRS also makes sure that new PDF Forms are accessible.
  • Direct Links to Main Sections of Each Page are provided for those using Screen Readers - Screen readers tend to read pages from left to right and from top to bottom. The pages in IRS.gov provide internal bookmarks so that screen reader users can jump directly to specific sections of the page. This feature is referred to as a navigation menu bypass.

The IRS, in an effort to serve the needs of all who visit our website, will continue to make content accessible for persons using special assistive technology. We invite you to  comment on our web site accessibility policies .

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 25-Apr-2014