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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 needs. Wed. January 23 / Thurs. January 24: Low Tech Assistive Technology - Find out what low tech tools are available to use in your daily life at work or at home.

Wed. January 30 / Thurs. January 31: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Intervention Strategies - Exploring intervention strategies for success using an AAC system.

Wed. February 6 / Thurs. February 7: Electronic Magnifiers - Try out the Prodigi Connect 12 electronic magnifier by Humanware with distance viewing as well as other variations of magnifiers in our loan and reuse programs.

Wed. February 13 / Thurs. February 14: Accessible Valentines - Visit Open Lab and learn how to make accessible Valentines.

Wed. February 20 / Thurs. February 21: Writing Supports for All Ages - Learn about the ECHO Smartpen to aid in notetaking or the Writing Bird to aid an individual with limited hand control.

Wed. February 27 / Thurs. February 28: Early Childhood (EC) students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) - Explore AAC technology that can be used with EC students who have ASD. 

Wed. March 6 / Thurs. March 7: Reuse equipment for sale - WATR has gently used equipment for low vision, daily living, learning, or communication for sale at a low cost in our reuse program. Come see what we have!

Wed. March 13 / Thurs. March 14: Technology for senior citizens - Find out what technology can aid a senior citizen in their daily lives.

Wed. March 20 / Thurs. March 21: Open Labs canceled due to Spring Break.

Wed. March 27 / Thurs. March 28: Communication using Eye Gaze - Check out our Tobii DynaVox EyeMobile Plus. For gaze-enabled communication and computer access on the go.

 

 

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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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