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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) PARK IN HS LOT

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. April 24 / Thurs. April 25: Switch-activated Technology - Check out our switch-adapted toys and technology.

Wed. May 1 / (Thurs. May 2nd canceled): Wyoming Technology Access Program (WyTAP) - Learn about this Wyoming specific financial loan program for aiding individuals in purchasing assistive technology or durable medical equipment.

Wed. May 8 / Thurs. May 9: PenFriend2 Voice Labeling System - An audio labeler for the blind and visually impaired.

Wed. May 15 / Thurs. May 16: In honor of Armed Forces Day - See what devices WATR has for veterans to trial in their daily life to help with vision, organization, environmental adaptations, or communication.

Wed. May 22 / Thurs. May 23: Low and Mid-Tech Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) - Explore ways to incorporate low and mid-tech AAC for individuals with complex communication needs.

Wed. May 29 / Thurs. May 30: Recreation and leisure aids - Visit the WATR lab and play with the low vision checkers board or see the retractable handle blowing ball.

Contact Us

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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