TIAA Web Accessibility


TIAA recognizes the importance of providing a website that is accessible to everyone. To that end, we continuously improve the experience(s) to satisfy the Worldwide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), the industry-defined standard, with a 6-month grace period to deliver the latest WCAG version. We strive to make content accessible to a wide range of people with disabilities that include accommodations for blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity, and cognitive limitations.

Accessibility on our site

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 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.

Portable Document Format (PDF)

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 ReaderOpens in a new window software. This software is free of charge.


We generally offer synchronized closed captioning on our website and mobile app with requested transcripts if not initially included.

Third–party hosted content

Our website may include 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.

Common abbreviations

We use common abbreviations on our website. You may be able to configure your screen reader’s dictionary to pronounce them correctly.


  • WCAG 2.1
  • Conformance Levels A and AA
  • Automated and manual testing
  • On-going improvements and testing
  • Vendor reviews and testing
  • Development cycle process

Screen reader site configuration

We provided helpful navigational tips to assist your experience when navigating our website with a screen reader.


Add dictionary entries so JAWS pronounces abbreviations correctly.


Add dictionary entries so NVDA pronounces abbreviations correctly.

Press Ins + j

Press Alt + u for the Utilities menu

Press d for the Dictionary Manager

Press Ins + n

Press p for the Preferences menu

Press d to get Speech Dictionaries

Press d for Default Dictionary

Add the following entries:

APR — Annual Percentage Rate

APY — Annual Percentage Yield

ARM — Adjustable Rate Mortgage

ARMs — Adjustable Rate Mortgages

ATM — Automated Teller Machine

ATMs — Automated Teller Machines

CD — Certificate of Deposit

CDs — Certificates of Deposit

FAQ — Frequently Asked Question

FAQs — Frequently Asked Questions

IRA — Individual Retirement Account

IRAs — Individual Retirement Accounts

PIN — Personal Identification Number

TIAA — Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association

Need assistance?

If you would like to reach out to us, email accessibility@tiaa.orgOpens Email  or TTY (1-800-842-2755 (TTY: 711). Please allow our team to assess the issue, and we will respond as soon as possible. Let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on any of the below websites: