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The Alternative Media Center is a unit within the IRS that converts tax forms, publications and IRS web sites into formats accessible to people with disabilities. The Center publishes and distributes talking tax forms, Braille, text and large print versions of forms and publications, American Sign Language videos and IRS training materials to the general public and IRS employees.

According to a 2007 Treasury Inspector General report, the Alternative Media Center was established in 2000 as a unit of the Media and Publications function in the Wage and Investment Division Customer Assistance, Relationships, and Education office.


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