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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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Weekly Open Labs, Training, and Technical Assistance

Open Lab

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 are 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.

To view the up-to-date Open Lab schedule, visit: Open Lab Schedule


Professional Development

Online Distance Learning Courses:


Fall 2017 Course Offerings

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Assistive Technology: Theory and foundations

for student success, Part 1

In Assistive Technology: Theory and foundations for student success, Part 1, participants will:
  • be introduced to the field of assistive technology,
  • develop a working definition of assistive technology,
  • learn about a wide range of assistive technology devices that can benefit individuals across the life span,
  • learn about the legal mandates for schools to provide technology devices and services for students with disabilities in educational settings,
  • use a case study approach to examine assistive technology options to increase individuals participation in their daily activities, school, employment, and leisure,
  • learn about an assistive technology assessment and how it can be used to foster the implementation of assistive technology.

Although this course targets educators, any individuals, professionals, or service providers interested in assistive technology will benefit from this foundations class. This is a beginner level course and no knowledge of assistive technology is required.

COURSE DATES: Monday, September 18 to Monday, November 13, 2017

LOCATION: Online distance learning courses via the UW learning management platform Canvas. The courses are asynchronous and can be done at your own pace. Assignment can be done at any time during each week, but will require on average 2-3 hours of participation per week. 

INSTRUCTORS: Felicia Arce, M.ED., Wyoming Institute for Disabilities, AT Program Specialist and Ryan Rausch, MOT/ATP, Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 24 CEUs. Course participants are eligible for 1.5 PTSB credits or 1 UW non-degree credit (at additional cost to participant)

CAPACITY: 20 participants

Cost: $125 per attendee. Course materials will be provided electronically at no additional cost to participants.

To register with a credit card or by voucher, visit: https://wind.catalog.instructure.com


Assistive Technology: Applications for Writing Success

Assistive Technology: Applications for Writing Success will provide participants with the basic knowledge about how technology can be used as an accommodation to support students who experience difficulties with the mechanics of writing. The course examines assistive technology (AT) for writing for persons with disabilities at all levels of disability and across various disability categories and ages. 

Participants will be offered the opportunity to survey a wide range of assistive technology options and select some for more in-depth investigation.

Applications for Writing Success will provide participants with an overview of evidence based practices surrounding writing instruction. Once this foundation is established, a confidential case-study approach will be used to examine AT options for individuals who are known to class participants.

Although this course targets K-12 educators, any individuals interested in assistive technology will benefit from the class.

COURSE DATES: Monday, September 18 to Monday, November 13, 2017

LOCATION: Online distance learning courses via the UW learning management platform Canvas. The courses are asynchronous and can be done at your own pace. Assignment can be done at any time during each week, but will require on average 2-3 hours of participation per week.

INSTRUCTORS: Felicia Arce, M.ED., Wyoming Institute for Disabilities, AT Program Specialist and Gayl Bowser, Assistive Technology Consultant, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 24 CEUs. Course participants are eligible for 1.5 PTSB credits or 1 UW non-degree credit (at additional cost to participant)

CAPACITY: 20 participants

Cost: $125 per attendee. Course materials will be provided electronically at no additional cost to participants.

To register with a credit card or by voucher, visit: https://wind.catalog.instructure.com


FREE COURSE: Classroom Supports for

Accessible Educational Materials (AEM)

Participants will learn how to support the provision of Accessible Educational Materials (AEM). In this course, we will go over the qualifications of a print disability and will be demonstrating assistive technology devices and services to support the provision of AEM. This course will give educators the opportunity to learn more about Accessible Educational Materials and Assistive Technology.

COURSE DATES: Monday, September 18 to Monday, November 13, 2017

LOCATION: This free course is an online distance learning course and is asynchronous. Assignments can be done at any time during each week, but will require 16 hours of total participation.

INSTRUCTOR: Felicia Arce, M.ED., Wyoming Institute for Disabilities, AT Program Specialist

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 16 CEUs. Course participants are eligible for 1 PTSB credit OR 1 UW non-degree credit (at additional cost to participant)

To register for this free course, visit: https://wind.catalog.instructure.com

Note: For classroom support for Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) contact Felicia Arce, WIND AT Program Specialist at farce@uwyo.edu or (307) 766-5770.


Upcoming Course Offerings

Spring 2018
  • Assistive Technology: Theory and Foundations, Part 2
  • Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) to Support Transition

REUSE SPECIAL: Visit WATR during any of our open lab hours and receive a 25% discount on any reuse item! A reuse item is a lightly-used assistive technology device which is for sale at an affordable price!

For questions, contact WATR at watr@uwyo.edu | (307) 766-6187.

WATR Training Cancellation Policy:

For all WATR training's, the last opportunity for a full refund requires cancellation 10 days prior to the event. For a half refund, you may cancel up to five days before the event. No refund will be issued with less than a five day notice. Please call 1-888-989-9463 or E-mail watr@uwyo.edu to let us know if you are unable to attend a training.


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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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