H&R Block and the National Federation of the Blind, the largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, announced an agreement to make the tax prep chain’s website, online tax preparation products and mobile applications fully accessible to blind taxpayers.
The agreement is contained in a consent decree ending litigation involving NFB, two of H&R Block's subsidiaries, two blind Massachusetts residents and the United States Department of Justice. Screen-access software enables blind people to access computers, websites and mobile apps that convert content on screen into spoken words or braille, but is blocked by improperly coded websites and apps.
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