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Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6187

Toll Free: 1-888-989-9463

Email: watr@uwyo.edu

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Device Demonstrations

**Important update: Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR) will continue its operations using virtual meetings and phone calls until further notice. Ongoing device sanitization procedures will continue.

Please contact WATR for more information. ​

(307) 766-6187 | watr@uwyo.edu

Device demonstrations are available to people with disabilities and their families, as well as anyone who might be interested in how these devices work, including providers of education, health and related services. Device demonstrations will help:

  • Increase understanding of the types of devices that can help with specific needs, such as talking on the telephone or reading mail

  • Improve knowledge of a device's features, and how those features differ from other devices that perform similar functions

  • Increase understanding of how device(s) can help at work, in school, at home and in your community

You can schedule an appointment with the WATR team to test devices. WATR staff are available both in person as well as through an on-line connection using videoconferencing technology.

You can also visit with the WATR team during Open Lab hours - with no appointment required.

Open Lab is on Wednesdays
and Thursdays
from 2 - 4 p.m.

Located in the WATR Lab, Health Sciences Building, Room 151 (at the intersection of 9th and Clark Streets, across from Turtle Rock Cafe) PARK IN HS LOT. You will need to register your vehicle information at the WIND Reception Desk.

By visiting Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR) Open Lab, you can learn about and have hands-on experiences with the AT offered through our short term loan program, as well as view what AT is available for sale in our reuse program.

We welcome AT users, students, instructors, community members, or anyone who wants to learn more about AT and resources.

Shelby and client at table during device demo.

Open Lab is online for easy statewide access to WATR resources!

Join Open Lab for 15 minutes or as long as your time allows between 2 and 4 p.m. through video conferencing technology. You can connect via Zoom from your PC, Mac, iOS, or Android. Link to join: https://bit.ly/watr-open-lab 

If you are a first-time Zoom user, please visit their support page and to learn how to navigate Zoom: Joining a Zoom Webinar

Also, you may be interested in Zoom Hot Keys and Keyboard Shortcuts.

Weekly Up-To-Date Schedule

Open Lab features different devices or themes each week. However, WATR staff are available to demonstrate all devices in the WATR lab, including those related to your particular need. 

May 12 & 13: Assistive Technology and Transition: Learn about what assistive technology WATR has available that can aid a student or adult transitioning into employment, higher education, or living independently.

May 19 & 20: What is ECHO in AT?: Join Open Lab and learn about ECHO in Assistive Technology (AT), which is held bi-weekly through Zoom in the fall and spring providing training and the sharing of best practices for educators and service providers to consider, implement and evaluate the use of assistive technology to improve outcomes for students. Also consider joining our last spring session ECHO in AT Wrap-Up on Thursday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MT. Join in and let us know what topics you would like to see during the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 sessions, as well as provide any feedback relevant to this program.

May 26 & 27: Low Vision and Hearing Loss Devices: Learn about technology solutions WATR has for short term loans that would aid individuals in their daily lives who have low vision or hearing loss, such as the Eschenbach SmartLux Digital Magnifier or the Pocketalker Ultra Personal Hearing Amplifier.

June 2 & 3: eSight Eyewear – eSight Eyewear are smart glasses that work for most people that are legally blind or have low vision. Designed to move seamlessly with the wearer through daily life, eSight offers visual acuity whether sitting reading, commuting to work, or exploring a new place. Worn daily by thousands of people with eye conditions including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and Stargardt's disease.

June 9 & 10: AT for Supporting Employment - WATR has assistive technology (AT) that can increase, maintain, and improve functional abilities of employees with disabilities in their employment setting.

June 16 & 17: Built-in Accessibility Features: Learn about the various built-in accessibility features on your device that are extensions to its operating system. These features affect the behavior of the system regardless of which applications are running, such as text-to-speech or color contrasts.

June 23 & 24 (DD Conf): WATR’s Reuse Program and AT for Sale - WATR has gently used assistive technology for low vision, daily living, learning, or communication for sale at a low cost to Wyoming residents. Also learn how to post your own devices or durable medical equipment for sale or to be given away on WATR’s website Wyoming AT4ALL.

June 30 and July 1: UbiDuo3 Communication Device Model TTS-1 – Recently added to our loan program is the UbiDuo 3 TTS-1 (Text-to-Speech-one side) which adds a voice to sComm’s signature real-time split-screen communication solution, along with the new enhanced built-in speaker and voice technology. This feature not only benefits those who are blind or who have visual impairments, but also allows others to listen simultaneously.

Contact Us

Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6187

Toll Free: 1-888-989-9463

Email: watr@uwyo.edu

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