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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.

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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 needs.

Wed. May 23 / Thurs. May 24 - Switch Activated Toys: Check out our switch-adapted toys like Cat Chase or Bump and Go Train!

Wed. May 30 / Thurs. May 31 - Daily living and environmental adaptations: Learn about the Amazon ECHO and speak with Alexa!

Wed. June 6 / Thurs. June 7 - Electronic Magnifiers and Low-Tech Visual Aids: Trial WATR's electronic magnifiers and low-tech visual aids that will assist a person with visual impairments in their daily lives.

Wed. June 13 / Thurs. June 14 - iCanConnect: Learn about Wyoming's National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program.

Wed. June 20 / Thurs. June 21 - Adaptive Computer Equipment: Check out our new Freestyle2 PC Ergonomic Keyboard and Ascent Multi-tent Accessory Kit and other adaptive equipment for computers.

OPEN LAB will be closed for the summer beginning Wednesday, June 27 and will reopen on Wednesday, August 8. **IMPORTANT! note that the WATR office/loan program is open throughout the summer. Please contact Ryan Rausch, MOTR/L, ATP, if you have any questions on demonstrations or loans (307) 766-6187 or watr@uwyo.edu.


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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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