Accessibility Statement

Last updated January 23, 2023

Our Commitment to Accessibility

Handshake continually aims to create products that are accessible, usable, and inclusive for everyone, including our users with disabilities. Our objective is to enable all users — including students, professionals, education partners, and employers — to easily and quickly find the information they need without experiencing barriers in accessing our applications. Below we outline our actions towards meeting our goal of a fully inclusive experience. If you have any questions or comments, we welcome your feedback at accessibility@joinhandshake.com.

Our Efforts to Ensure Accessible Content

Handshake is committed to building products that are usable and conform with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Level 2.1 AA. While we endeavor to achieve universal design, we recognize that this is a continual process and have implemented the following best practices towards meeting our goal of full accessibility:

  • Training and learning opportunities for Handshake staff, including our front-end designers and developers.
  • Ensure we take into consideration principles of accessible and usable design and development as core requirements.
  • Regular testing of our products, both in-house and through a third-party accessibility verification. If accessibility barriers are discovered, we work to remediate any issues as soon as possible.

Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates

Handshake’s software conformance reports are available in the table below. Each follows the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT). Our conformance reports are updated every three months. We test our products using WCAG 2.1 AA standards.

Software Name Date Tested
Student - Web June 2022
Student - Mobile - iOS October 2022
Student - Mobile - Android October 2022
Employer July 2021

Feedback and Reporting Accessibility Barriers

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility and usability of our products and welcome any comments, questions, or feedback. If you encounter any barriers while using our products, please contact us at accessibility@joinhandshake.com. Our product support team will review your message and follow up via email within 24 hours during business hours Monday-Friday 8am-8pm (U.S. time zones) and 9am-5:30pm (GMT).