The new IRS forms, which the IRS plans to post on its Web site ( next year, use pioneering software that allows the standard talking text services to read forms stored in PDF.

“It may seem like just a tax form, but we’ve hit what we believe is a true breakthrough, important because blind people want to be independent,” said Michael Moore, chief of alternative media at the IRS, and legally blind himself. “What blind people are striving for is equal access.” More here.