NWHeat is a collaboration between Orbis Cascade Alliance and NorthWest Academic Computing Consortium (NWACC) to advance our common goal of ensuring digital services, information systems, learning technologies, instructional and scholarly resources are equitably accessible to all users. Our overarching goal is to cultivate a community of practice among faculty and staff supporting digital accessibility on their campuses through a series of professional development opportunities and by facilitating sharing of best practices, knowledge and resources.

Contact: contact@nwheat.org

Working Group Members


  • Marianne Colgrove, Reed College (NWACC)
  • Hana Levay, University of Washington (Alliance)


  • Gloria Doherty, George Fox University
  • Ann Harris, Lewis & Clark College
  • Kelly Omodt, University of Idaho
  • Lauren Wittek, Central Washington University
  • Robert Perret, University of Idaho
  • Russ Poulin, WCET – the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies
  • Sasi Pillay, Washington State University
  • Sam Williams, Linfield University
  • Wendy Steele, Washington State University