What is Accessibility?
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended in 1998, is a Federal mandate that requires that all Federal agencies make information technology accessible to people with disabilities. It requires that we at the IRS develop, procure and maintain electronic and information technology (EIT) so that it is accessible to people with disabilities, including both our own employees and members of the public.
IRS will continue to take every opportunity to enhance accessibility of the IRS.gov Web site, in accordance with 508 requirements, to ensure that it is accessible to those with functional impairments.
The Access Board defines Section 508 standards for web-based information.