NWeLearn 2019 has ended
Welcome to NWeLearn 2019! We are excited about his annual event. Here is some housekeeping information to navigate the event:
  • The conference is hosted in the Convention Center, a separate building next to the Riverhouse Hotel. You can walk there from the hotel by taking one of the paths that go under MT Washington Drive or drive directly there.
  • The Convention Center has two levels. Meals and main sessions will be held in the lower level and the breakout sessions will be held in the main or 1st floor.
  • Restrooms are in the 1st Floor across from Cascadia B.
  • The Thursday night, Networking & Hors D’oeuvres, will be held right after the last Thursday breakout session in the main entrance space by the fireplace on the 1st floor.
Feel free to ask any questions, post your experiences in the Slack Community site, nwelearn.slack.com, and upload your pictures to the NWeLearn Conference 2019 Google Photos site.
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Friday, October 18 • 8:50am - 9:50am
An Accessible Course: So Easy, Your Grandma Could Do It!

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If you’re like most faculty, you’ve heard that you need to make your courses accessible. Surely, that’s a task more formidable than helping your elderly relative set up a new smartphone. Or is it? In this session, attendees will learn several key concepts to make the creation of digitally accessible content second nature.

Attendees will be able to
  • Explain the basic, underlying principles involved with digital accessibility.
  • Identify how to make images accessible, including special cases such as infographics.
  • Identify how to make links accessible, including the use of image links and the concept of frontloading.
  • Identify how to make headings accessible, including how to avoid empty headings and presentational attributes.

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Crystal Nielsen

Instructional Designer & Technologist, Northwest Nazarene University
Crystal brings expertise in online course design, digital accessibility, and copyright compliance to her role as Instructional Designer & Technologist at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. Involved in higher education since 2004, she has worked extensively with Blackboard... Read More →

Friday October 18, 2019 8:50am - 9:50am PDT
Cascade D Riverhouse on the Deschutes