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: info@nwheat.org

Steering Committee


  • Gloria Doherty, George Fox University (NWACC)
  • Hana Levay, University of Washington (Alliance)


  • Marianne Colgrove, NWACC
  • Tim Goodfellow, George Fox University
  • Ann Harris, Lewis & Clark College
  • Russ Poulin, WICHE
  • Wendy Steele, Washington State University
  • Garrett Yoshimi, University of Hawai’i

Programs and Teams

Accessibility Knowledge Base

The Accessibility Knowledge Base Team is in the process of planning and developing a Knowledge Base for the NWHeat website.

Accessibility Webinars

The Webinar Team plans and hosts 4-6 webinars per year on a variety of accessibility topics.