Accessibility Statement for Jefferies Website

Commitment to Accessibility for All Users

At Jefferies, we are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We believe in inclusivity and strive to ensure that all individuals can access and utilize our online resources effectively and seamlessly.

Accessibility Guidelines

In our pursuit of increasing the accessibility and usability of our website, we are consistently working toward adopting and integrating a wide range of standards and guidelines into our web development process. We are guided by the principles of universal design to strive to ensure our digital offerings are barrier-free and our content is easily understandable and navigable for everyone.


Our website endeavors to conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). These guidelines, considered the gold standard for digital accessibility, provide clear instructions on how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Jefferies aims to be conformant with WCAG 2.2 at level AA. By adhering to these guidelines, we can help create a web environment that is more user-friendly and accommodating for all people, regardless of their physical or cognitive abilities.

Monitoring Accessibility

We are continuously seeking innovative and effective solutions that will bring all areas of the Jefferies website up to the same level of overall web accessibility. This includes regular testing of our digital platforms to identify and resolve any potential barriers to accessibility. We understand that digital accessibility is not a one-time effort, but a continuous journey towards inclusivity.

We are committed to making our website an inclusive place for everyone. Your feedback and suggestions are invaluable in helping us achieve this goal. Thank you for being a part of our accessibility journey.

PDF Accessibility

We are aware that our website contains PDF documents, and we are committed to making these documents accessible to everyone as well. We are working to ensure that PDFs meet accessibility guidelines by using tags to provide structure, adding alternative text descriptions for images, ensuring that color is not the only method of conveying information, and making the documents readable by screen readers. We also strive to create documents with simple layouts and clear fonts to enhance readability. We continue to review and update our existing PDFs to ensure they meet these standards as part of our ongoing effort.

PDF to HTML Conversion

For users who prefer to view our content in HTML format, as of the date of this Statement Adobe provides a free service that can convert PDF documents into HTML. To use this service, visit Adobe’s online PDF to HTML converter and follow the instructions to upload and convert your chosen PDF document. Once the conversion is complete, you can view the document as a HTML webpage, which may provide a more accessible format for some users.

For the best experience and optimal accessibility, we recommend using the latest versions of web browsers. Such browser versions are more likely to respond to accessibility HTML tags and provide improved compatibility with assistive technologies. Some of the browsers we recommend include:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Apple Safari
  • Microsoft Edge

Please note: using older versions of browsers or non-recommended browsers may result in suboptimal user experiences and issues with accessing certain areas of the website.

Assistive Technology and Browser Compatibility

The following screen reader pairings list the most helpful screen reader for each of the major browsers, so that website visitors can use the most helpful tool for navigating our website:

  • NVDA + Firefox
  • JAWS + Google Chrome
  • VoiceOver + Safari
  • Narrator (or JAWS) + Microsoft Edge

Provide Feedback or Report an Issue

In the meantime, we understand that there might be sections or features that are not fully accessible. Should you experience any difficulty in accessing the Jefferies website or need assistance with any part of our site, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected]. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to make our website more accessible for everyone.