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Accessibility Training

A wide spectrum of accessibility training is now being offered for faculty, staff, and students by the Office of Digital Accessibility (ODA), along with Web Services. 


The Office of Digital Accessibility pleased to offer quick and easy training sessions on a variety of accessibility subjects. If there is a training you would like to see in the near future, please email digitalaccessibility@mail.fresnostate.edu with your suggestions.

At this time, no registration is required to attend. We do require that all attendees sign into their Fresno State Zoom accounts (email username and password) when attending. Click on the Zoom link on the day of the training and a moderator will allow access once training starts at 10 AM.


Introduction to Digital Accessibility at Fresno State

A wide-ranging talk on all the available digital accessibility resources at Fresno State. The talk covers "Why is digital accessibility important?", key offices and resources, and what are some tools available now. There will be an open discussion on the needs of our campus and potential future training sessions.

Where: ODA Zoom Room

When: January 26th, 2023 - 10:00 am to 10:45 am; February 2nd, 2023 - 9 AM to 9:45 AM; February 9th - 9 AM to 9:45 AM.

Length: 45 - 60 minutes.


Accessibility and Zoom

Zoom is used for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across multiple platforms. Join Lars Newlander and Mike Harding as they discuss how to use Zoom for accessibility in an educational environment.

Where: ODA Zoom Room

When: February 16th, 2023 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Length: 60 minutes


Accessible PDF Forms

Learn how to easily create accessible PDF forms using Adobe Acrobat. 

Where: ODA Zoom Room

When: March 9th, 2023 and May 11th, 2023 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am.

Length: 60 to 90 minutes.

Pre-requisites: PDF Remediation Training. Please have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer.


Creating Accessible Emails

Email is a vital communication tool, so it’s important to avoid accessibility barriers that might prevent someone from viewing or understanding the message. Join ODA for specialized training on making your email messages more accessible.

Where: ODA Zoom Room

When: March 16th, 2023 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Length: 60 minutes


GrackleDocs

GrackleDocs is an add-on to the Google Suite of programs (Google Docs and Google Slides). GrackleDocs will test and help remediate Google content to work well with screen reader software and other assistive technology, while producing better-structured documents overall.

Where: ODA Zoom Room

When:  March 30th, 2023 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am.

Length: 60 to 90 minutes.


Video Captioning

Captioning your videos help promote an equitable environment online. Learn proper formatting for your Fresno State videos. Learn about YouTube Studio and other Fresno State tools for captioning.

Where: ODA Zoom Room

When: April 20th, 2023 - 10:00 to 12:00 pm.

Length: 120 minutes.


Accessible University Branding

Making electronic content accessible is an essential part of our culture of inclusion at Fresno State. Join University Brand Strategy and Marketing, the Web Office, and the Office of Digital Accessibility for blended training on accessible campus branding.

Where: ODA Zoom Room

When: April 27th, 2023 - 10:00 to 12:00 pm.

Length: 90 minutes.


Open Labs for Digital Accessibility

These labs are open to everyone, and you may attend one or all of them. The lab is open from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. We will stop allowing people into the Zoom room at 11:45 am. You do not need to stay the entire two hours. We will provide anyone who attends assistance with documents you are working on, please be prepared to share them with us. If you would prefer one-on-one assistance, schedule an appointment with the Office of Digital Accessibility.


PDF Remediation

Bring your challenging PDFs to the Accessibility Open Lab. Learn quick tips and tricks on PDF remediation. 

Where: ODA Zoom Room

When: January 19th, 2023, February 9th, 2023, March 2nd, 2023, March 23rd, 2023, April 13th, 2023, and May 4th, 2023.

Length: Open Lab - Zoom doors open at 9:45 am and close at 11:45 am. 

Pre-requisites: Please have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer.


Office 365

Easy tips and tools to transition of Office 365 documents to an accessible format in a virtual lab setting.

Where: ODA Zoom Room

When: February 2nd, 2023

Length: Open Lab - Zoom doors open at 9:45 am and close at 11:45 am. 

Office of Digital Accessibility Virtual Office Hours

The Office of Digital Accessibility offers virtual office hours on Tuesdays from 10 AM to 2 PM to answer any accessibility questions. All office hours are on Zoom. Use the button below to book your appointment time.

Link to ODA Virtual Office Hours Page

Web Services is proud to offer training for the campus OMNI CMS web portal. Additional training videos (covering Omni CMS and web accessibility) are provided to access at any time.




Omni CMS Training

Learn how to edit campus webpages and be a web content editor. You will learn how to upload images and documents, link to pages, and much more. Please note that Omni CMS training is mandatory to gain access to the Fresno State web portal.

Follow this link to request access to Omni CMS Training.

Follow this link to view Omni CMS training videos.

Web Services Open Lab Hours

A one on one session with a web services staff member or student assistant to assist you with any of your website editing related needs. Open Lab is offered every Friday via Zoom.

Link to Web Services Open Lab Information