Web Accessibility Policy

At Hightower Advisors, we’re committed to accessibility. It is our policy to ensure that everyone, including persons with disabilities, has full and equal access to our digital offerings.  We have utilized guidelines issued by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to implement functional improvements to hightoweradvisors.com. We are working to ensure that all content satisfy Level A and AA Success Criteria set forth in WCAG 2.0.

While we strive to make our website as accessible as possible and to meet the WCAG 2.0 guidelines, our pages may not always pass online validation tools. Our approach to using image alternate text attributes, for example, includes keeping redundancies to a minimum, so we will sometimes opt to use empty alt attributes rather than duplicate content already present on the page. Similarly, some third-party hosted content presented contextually on our sites via iFrames or other technologies, including advertisements and partner apps, is out of our controlled codebase. While we encourage our partners and vendors to comply with industry-wide accessibility standards, we cannot enforce such standards alone.

If you notice ways we can improve the usability and accessibility of our sites, please send your suggestions to accessibility@hightoweradvisors.com.

For more information on web accessibility and legal requirements, here are helpful resources: