[Athen] Review of Handshake - Career Services Platform

Cassandra L Tex cassandra.tex at humboldt.edu
Fri May 10 10:49:56 PDT 2019

Greetings All,

Sorry for the cross posting…

Wondering if anyone has recently reviewed Handshake – a Career Services
platform that is “the college career network helping all students build a
meaningful career – no matter where they go to school or who they know”.

Their VPAT is old (May 2017) and vague at best with their descriptions.
Explanations such as “strives to provide” and “works to ensure” compliance
with WCAG 2.0 guidelines are rampant throughout this old and outdated
VPAT. Our Accessibility Review group is conducting manual testing on a
sampling of pages for their Students, Career Services, and Employers
applications. We are finding some very serious and critical accessibility
errors in our sampling.

I know Handshake is widely used across the country. Universities such as:
Stanford, Colorado State, Princeton, UC Berkeley, Brown, and Johns Hopkins
to name just a few are noted on Handshake’s website. My question….have any
of your campuses reviewed Handshake prior to implementation? What were the
results of your reviews?

Very interested in results if your campus has reviewed Handshake –
particularly if the review has been done recently.

Thanks in advance!

Cassandra Tex

Assistive Technology Specialist

Humboldt State University

tex at humboldt.edu
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