IRS provides resources and services for visually impaired taxpayers

IRS Tax Tip 2021-31, March 9, 2021

The IRS Alternative Media Center offers resources and accessibility services for taxpayers. Tax-related content is available in several formats for use with assistive technology. This includes screen reading software, refreshable Braille displays and screen magnifying software.

People can view and download hundreds of tax forms and publications in alternative formats including:

  • Text-only
  • Braille ready files
  • Browser-friendly HTML
  • Accessible PDF
  • Large print PDF

The AMC is working to make IRS resources as accessible as possible. However, not every product is available in every format.

Get accessible tax products

People who need accessible tax forms, instructions and publications can download them from the Accessible Forms and Publications page of or request copies by calling 800-TAX-FORM or 800-829-3676.

Request tax notices and letters in Braille or large print

Any taxpayer who receives an IRS notice or letter can request it in Braille or large print. They have three options:

  • Call the IRS at 800-829-1040.
  • Fax their notice with a cover sheet to the AMC at 855-473-2006. The cover sheet should include their name, address, phone number and the desired format of the document.
  • Mail their notice or letter with a note stating their preferred format to:

IRS Alternative Media Center
400 N. 8th St., Room G39
Richmond, VA 23219

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