TIAA Charitable Web Accessibilty

TIAA Charitable recognizes the importance of providing a website that is accessible to everyone, including 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 Level AA.

This statement is meant to provide an overview of some of the accessibility concepts we have included to help clients with disabilities navigate and utilize the TIAA Charitable website. These features – which incorporate key concepts of web accessibility into our website 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.



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

Text size can be adjusted throughout our website. You can increase or decrease the text size using the following desktop browser settings.

  • Windows Internet Explorer 9 and 11
    Use the menu commands: View > Text Size and then select a size (e.g., Large).
  • Firefox
    Use the menu commands: View > Zoom > Zoom Text Only and then use the keyboard shortcuts: “command ⌘” and + or “command ⌘” and -.
  • Chrome
    Select the ‘Customize and control Google Chrome’ menu icon in the top right corner of Chrome (it looks like three horizontal bars) and then “Settings” in the menu. Next select the “Show advanced settings” link near the bottom of page. Scroll down to “Web Content” and select the appropriate font size from the “Font size” dropdown.
  • Safari
    Use the menu commands: View > Zoom Text Only and then use the keyboard shortcuts: “command ⌘” and + or “command ⌘ and -.


Required Software

  • Portable Document Format (PDF)
    Our website may make use of Portable Document Format (PDF). Certain documents on this website 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 website provides enhanced features, such as calculators and forms, which use JavaScript. We have provided equivalent functionality for users who are not able to use JavaScript for essential features; however, ancillary features may not be available.. If your browser has JavaScript disabled, you may experience difficulties using these features.
  • Third-Party Hosted Content
    Our website may include 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 contact us if you have any questions or feedback about our website’s accessibility.

Contributions to the Giving Fund are irrevocable. All recommendations from donors are subject to review and approval by TIAA Charitable.

TIAA Charitable does not provide tax advice. Taxpayers should seek advice based on their own particular circumstances from an independent tax advisor.

TIAA Charitable is the brand name for an independent public charity that maintains a donor-advised fund program. The TIAA name is a registered mark of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America and is used by TIAA Charitable pursuant to a license.

TIAA Charitable, Inc. has been recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt public charity under Sections 501(c)(3) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”).