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The State Universities Retirement System website has been developed to provide greater accessibility to our members.  The Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act requires that SURS provide accessibility to people with disabilities. There are various types of physical disabilities that impact user interaction on the web. Vision loss, hearing loss, limited manual dexterity, and cognitive disabilities are examples, with each having different means by which to access electronic information effectively.  Our goal is to provide a good web experience for all visitors. 

Please contact the SURS web specialist if you feel that SURS should incorporate additional accessibility features.

Accessible Features:

Below you will find a list of some of the technology solutions we have integrated to make our website easy to navigate, fast-loading, and accessible.

Skip to Main Content:

Used to jump to the main content area.

(Note: To visually see the link in the top center of the webpage, press the tab key on page load)

Go to Main Content


SURS uses Alternative Text “ALT” and/or “TITLE” attributes whenever possible. ALT/TITLE attributes provide a written description of the image, which is accessible to screen readers, and it is visible when the mouse is placed over the image. This is also useful for people who have images turned off on their browser, in which case a description will display where the image used to be.

Screen Readers:

SURS has implemented better html navigation for screen reader technology.  In the future, SURS plans to provide additional features to improve upon this feature. 


Located at the top of each page directly below the main navigation, a trail of where you are and where you have been. Breadcrumbs make it easier to navigate your way back to previous pages and sections of the website.

Keyboard Shortcuts:

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