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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 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.

You may also visit the ODA Google Calendar to see future online and in-person training we are offering for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024.

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


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


Length: 60 minutes

Understanding Color Use for Accessibility

People with visual impairments interpret color and contrast differently. That makes it difficult or impossible for them to access information communicated only by color. Join the Office of Digital Accessibility as they walk you through key accessibility practices, guidelines, laws, and tools to ensure accessible use of color.

Where: ODA Zoom Room

When: December 7th, 2023 - 10 to 11 AM

Length: 60 minutes.

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: November 30th, 2023 - 10 to 11 AM

Length: 60 minutes


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: November 16th - 10 to 11 AM

Length: 60 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


Length: 90 - 120 minutes.


In-Person Training for Digital Accessibility

We are offering in-person document accessibility training for anyone who would like to attend. There is no perquisites and anyone is welcome to attend as many sessions as you need. Each session will cover a variety of topics from formatting to tagging PDFs. Learn tips and tricks from our in-house document accessibility specialist. It is suggested you bring your own laptop, however there are a limited number of laptops that may be checked out. Classes are being held on days listed below. All classes are scheduled to meet from 11:00 a.m. to Noon. Please register for training by emailing, include the day you would like to attend. We will send you a confirmation email and room number for that training day. 

Month Day Status
November Thursday the 9th Open
November Thursday the 30th Open
December Thursday the 7th Open


Virtual 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: October 5th, 2023 - 10 AM to 12 PM; November 2nd, 2023 - 11 AM to 1 PM

Length: Open Lab - Zoom room opens 15 minutes before the start, and closes admission 15 minutes before its end. 

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

Electronic Documents

Easy tips and tools to transition for all electronic documents to an accessible format in a virtual lab setting.

Where: ODA Zoom Room

When: October 19th, 2023 - 10 AM to 12 PM

Length: Zoom room opens 15 minutes before the start, and closes admission 15 minutes before its end. 

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