TIAA-CREF Web Accessibility

TIAA-CREF recognizes the importance of providing a website that is accessible to everyone, including its clients with disabilities. To that end, we are working to satisfy generally recognized guidelines for website accessibility as embodied in the Worldwide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

This statement is meant to provide an overview of some of the accessibility concepts we are including, and features we are implementing, to help clients with disabilities navigate and utilize the tiaa-cref.org website. These features – which incorporate key concepts of web accessibility into our site design – are meant to help improve accessibility in a variety of contexts, including, but not limited to, navigation for screen readers, keyboard navigation, text-only browsers, and use of multimedia content.

Design

Our site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for layout and visual formatting. However, if your browser does not support CSS pages or if CSS has been disabled or over-ridden by a user-defined style sheet, the pages will remain readable.

Text size can be adjusted throughout our site. You can increase/decrease the text size using your browser settings.

  • Windows Internet Explorer 5 to 7: Select View > Text Size > Larger/Largest.
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 and 8: With these browsers, you can zoom in on a webpage using the keyboard shortcuts CTRL & + or CTRL & -.
  • Firefox, Opera and Netscape: Select View > Zoom > Zoom In/Zoom Out or use the keyboard shortcuts CTRL & + or CTRL & -.

Required Software for Certain Areas of tiaa-cref.org

Our site makes use of Portable Document Format (PDF). Certain documents on this site are available only in this format, which requires you to download and install the Adobe Acrobat Reader software. This software is free of charge. 

JavaScript

In some cases our site provides enhanced features, such as calculators and application forms, which use JavaScript. Our goal is to provide equivalent functionality for users who are not able to use JavaScript and we are working hard to achieve this. If your browser does not support JavaScript, or if it is disabled, you may experience difficulties using these features.

Third-Party Hosted Content

Our website includes a small amount of content that is hosted by third-parties. Although this content is outside of our controlled codebase, we actively encourage our partners and vendors to comply with generally recognized guidelines for website accessibility.

Customer Service and Feedback

Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback about our site’s accessibility by emailing accessibility@tiaa-cref.org. If you experience any difficulty using email, you can call us Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) at 800 842-2252. Our automated service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you use a telecommunications service or TDD/TTY, please call 800 842-2755 during regular business hours.