Accessible Credit Reports, Finally?

Accessible credit reports is a topic I’ve written about previously. U.S. Law has mandated that consumers get free access to a copy from each credit bureau annually but the process has been fraught with accessibility problems since inception. It is nice to see progress being made to the point that the details are now in place to obtain accessible copies of your credit report.


I opted to try the process for requesting a Braille copy of a credit report to try things out. I’ll update the blog when I receive the accessible copy. The basic instructions to obtain an accessible copy of a credit report by phone are:


People who are blind or visually impaired within the meaning of the Americans with Disabilities Act may order Braille, Large Print or Audio credit reports from any of the three credit reporting agencies by calling, toll free:



The telephone process is straight forward. An automated process guides you through identifying yourself by phone number, address, birthdate and social security number. Once you’ve entered the requested details, you select the alternative format desired. The process finishes by having you select the credit agency or agencies that should send you a report.

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