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Reaffirming a Commitment to Provide Accessible Credit Reports

The three major consumer credit reporting companies in the nation have “reaffirmed their commitment to provide access to important credit information for people who are blind or have low vision.” An initiative crafted with the American Council of the Blind (ACB) and several blind consumers will help to protect credit information of individuals who cannot read a credit report in standard print.  Access to credit reports allows consumers to avoid identity theft and protect the privacy of financial information. Under the new plan, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion will make online credit reports and related information accessible through, the website they jointly operate to help consumers obtain free credit reports. This initiative builds on a long collaboration among the credit reporting agencies and ACB. It “includes a renewed commitment to provide credit reports in braille, large print, and audio formats, and to design online credit reports and related web pages in accordance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines… of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).” These guidelines help to ensure that websites are accessible to individuals with vision loss. For more details, read the full ACB news release entitled “National Credit Reporting Companies and the American Council of the Blind Announce Reaffirmed Commitment to Provide Accessible Credit Reports.”