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Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

Dept. 4298; 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2761

Toll Free: (888) 989-9463

TeleType: (800) 908-7011

Fax: (307) 766-2763

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Device Demonstrations

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 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) PARKING PASSES AVAILABLE

By visiting Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR) Open Lab, you can learn about and have hands-on experiences with the AT WATR offers through our short term (6 week) 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 WATR resources.

Terri Wofford showcasing low and mid-tech assistive technology.

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

Join Open Lab through video conferencing technology. You can connect via Zoom from your PC, Mac, iOS or Android using this Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/547279238.

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.

Wed. October 24 / Thurs. October 25: PenFriend 2 Voice Labeling System - An audio labeler for the blind and visually impaired.

NO OPEN LAB SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 31 and NOVEMBER 1

Wed. November 7/ Thurs. November 8: iCanConnect - Learn about Wyoming's National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. 

Wed. November 14 / Thurs. November 15: Wearable Technology - The WATR loan library has various wearable technology available for loan including the Sunu Band, a smart wristband for the blind and visually impaired.

NO OPEN LAB SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 21 and 22 DUE TO THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Wed. November 28 / Thurs. November 29: Daily living and environmental adaptations - Learn about technology to aid in your daily living such as the CookStop Stovetop Fire Prevention aid or ways to help turn your lights or TV on and off remotely.

Wed. December 5 / Thurs. December 6: Volume Purchase Program (VPP) apps: Learn about WATR's VPP program which allows WATR to directly download an app to trial on your personal iDevice.

Wed. December 12 / Thurs. December 13: Equipment for children with various disabilities: Check out the different types of adaptive children's equipment in WATR's loan and reuse libraries.

Wed. December 19 / Thrus. December 20: Echo Button by Amazon: Echo Buttons are an interactive way to play games through your compatible Echo device. Come play with us!

 

OPEN LAB WILL REOPEN WEEKLY BEGINNING JANUARY 16 and 17, 2019.


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Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

Dept. 4298; 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2761

Toll Free: (888) 989-9463

TeleType: (800) 908-7011

Fax: (307) 766-2763

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