Accessibility Statement

The State Treasurer's Office (STO) is strongly committed to accessibility and making our website accessible for all Californians, and especially for those with disabilities. Examples of disabilities impacting user interaction on the web include vision loss, hearing loss, limited manual dexterity, and cognitive disabilities. Each disability requires different means by which to effectively access information on the web.

The STO is taking steps to conform with California Government Code section 7405, which requires that all state agencies comply with Section 508 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended (29 U.S.C. Sec. 794d), and regulations implementing that act as set forth in Part 1194 of Title 36 of the Federal Code of Regulations. The STO is also working to meet with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA success criteria as directed by the amended Section 508 laws and regulations.

If you require assistance accessing information on this site, please contact us. To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please let us know the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the web address of the requested material, and your contact information.


High contrast is necessary for many users. The STO websites use style sheets and some of the best contrast combinations, black on white or blue on white. However, some users can see better using high contrast reverse types, such as white on black, or different colors. Below are guidelines for some common web browsers on how the user can customize their own web browser to better view all web pages.

Font Size

The fonts used on this site are a default size, which allows you to make adjustments according to your preference. The following is the easiest way to change the font size for some common web browsers.

Screen Magnification

  • PC - Windows 10

    You can quickly open the Magnifier by using the keyboard shortcut Windows logo key with the plus sign (+) on your keyboard. A small dialog box will appear. Click on the plus (+) or minus (-) symbol to increase or decrease the elements in your screen. Click on the X in the top right of the dialog box to close it.

  • Macintosh

    To change zoom preferences, click the Apple menu, select System Preferences, click Accessibility, then click Zoom.

Audio Tips

  • PC - Windows 10

    Narrator is the built-in screen reader in Windows that reads aloud what's on your screen so you can use that information to navigate your PC. To start or stop Narrator, press the Windows logo key + "Ctrl" + Enter. For more info on how to use Narrator, check out the Complete guide to Narrator.

  • Macintosh

    To hear descriptions of everything on the screen and control your keyboard and mouse using the keyboard, turn on the VoiceOver feature on your computer. Click on the Apple menu at the top left of your screen. Click on System Preferences, then click on the Accessibility button. In the left navigation in the dialog that appears, click on the VoiceOver option. Check the Enable VoiceOver box to activate.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Action Shortcut (Windows) Shortcut (Mac)
Increase text size Ctrl + (Plus sign) Option Cmd + (Plus sign)
Decrease text size Ctrl - (Minus sign) Option Cmd - (Minus sign)
Move forward from link to link Tab Tab
Move backward from link to link Shift Tab Shift Tab
Move from box to box Tab Tab
Go to top of page Home Home
Go to bottom of page End End
Close window Ctrl W Cmd W
Go back a page Alt ← (Left Arrow) Cmd ← (Left Arrow)
Go forward a page Alt → (Right Arrow) Cmd → (Right Arrow)

Find more keyboard shortcuts specific to your web browser:

Keyboard Preferences

  • Keyboard response time
    • FilterKeys is an accessibility feature of Microsoft Windows. It tells the keyboard to ignore brief or repeated keystrokes. This makes typing easier for users with hand tremors. To enable FilterKeys, Hold the right ⇧Shift key for 10 seconds. A dialog box will appear asking you if you want to turn on this feature. FilterKeys can also be turned on and off via the Settings panel. Click the Windows logo icon in the lower left of the screen. Click the Settings icon (two icons above the Windows logo icon). On the left side of the dialog box that appears, click on Keyboard option. On the right side of the dialog box, scroll down until you see FilterKeys. Click the toggle to turn it on.
    • Macintosh computer – to speed up or slow down the response time of the keyboard or mouse, set preferences in Keyboard & Mouse preferences.
  • Using a keyboard instead of the mouse
    • In Windows, MouseKeys is designed for people who have difficulty using a mouse. MouseKeys allows you to use the numeric keypad to control the mouse pointer. If you want to use the numeric keypad for data entry as well as for navigation, you can set the MouseKeys to be activated by pressing NUM LOCK. You can also turn on MouseKeys by clicking the Settings icon (two icons above the Windows logo icon in the lower left of your screen), then click on Ease of Access. A dialog box will appear. Scroll down the left navigation towared the bottom of the list of options. Click on Mouse. Under the Control your mouse with a keypad heading, click the toggle to turn on MouseKeys.
    • Using a Macintosh, click on the Apple menu. Select System Preferences, and then click on Accessibility. In the Accessibility pane, click in the left navigation, click on Mouse & Trackpad, then click on the Enable Mouse Keys checkbox on the right.

PDF Files

This web site contains links to PDF documents that require the most current version of Adobe Reader to view. The Adobe Acrobat Reader may already be installed on your computer as a "plug-in" or "helper application" for your web browser. If the Adobe Acrobat Reader is not installed on your computer, it can be found, free of charge, at the Adobe Acrobat Reader download page.

If you are using a screen reader, you may find it will not read some documents in PDF format. If you come across a document that is not accessible, please contact the State Treasurer's Office and we will assist you in obtaining a file that is accesible.


The STO will make all reasonable accommodations to ensure people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. If you have difficulty accessing any material on our websites due to a disability, contact us and we'll work with you to make the information available.