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Blindness Awareness

Blindness Awareness Resources & Assistance

When you have questions, we have answers. Our Blindness Awareness Center provides important facts about eye health and conditions, links to other organizations that offer help and information, and answers to frequently asked questions.

IRS Provides Assistance for People with Disabilities

Hundreds of the most popular federal tax forms and publications are available for download from the IRS website for sight impaired individuals. These products range from talking tax forms to Braille formats, and are accessible using screen reading software, refreshable Braille displays and voice recognition software.

More Help is Available

The IRS also offers customer service assistance for persons who are deaf or who have hearing disabilities. People with TTY equipment may call 800-829-4059, which is a toll-free number, for assistance.

People who are unable to complete their tax return because of a physical disability may get assistance from an IRS office, or through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) sponsored by IRS. Taxpayers can find a nearby location by calling 1-800-906-9887.

Publication 907, Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities, explains the tax implications of certain disability benefits and other issues, and is available at www.IRS.gov.

Visit www.IRS.gov and click on the word “accessibility” for help and information.