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Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR)

Dept 4298, 1000 E University Ave.

Health Sciences Bldg. Room 151

Intersection of 9th and Clark, across from Turtle Rock Coffee & Cafe

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6187

Toll Free: 1-888-989-9463

Email: watr@uwyo.edu

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WATR Training and Events

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY DEMO DAYS, Sheridan

Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Northern Wyoming Community College

Thorn Rider Campus Center Building, Rooms 002 and 008

3059 Coffeen Avenue, Sheridan, Wyoming

Assistive Technology is any piece of equipment, device, or software program that is used to increase access and capabilities of people living with disabilites. Join WATR between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to trial devices and learn strategies to access your world!

This is a free event!

When registering, please indicate which of the following sessions you would be interested in attending:

  11 a.m. - 1 p.m.   Schedule time for a one-on-one consultation

      noon - 1 p.m.   What is assistive technology? Open Lab session

      1 - 1:30 p.m.    Dragon Naturally Speaking

      1:30 - 2 p.m.    Apps and Extensions to support reading and writing (speech-to-text and text-to-speech)

 2:15 - 2:45 p.m.    Learning Ally, Bookshare, other options to support Accessible Educational Materials (AEM)

      3 - 3:30 p.m.    Scheduling - helping people get and stay organized and smart pens or other note taking supports

      3:30 - 4 p.m.    Vision apps for reading

           4 - 5 p.m.    Assistive Technology mini-demos

To register for Assistive Technology Demo Days, Sheridan, follow the link or QR code to the registration form:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SC-DEMODAYS

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Questions? Please contact WATR (307) 766-6187 or watr@uwyo.edu


Professional Development

Online Distance Learning Courses

Upcoming Course Offerings

Course details will be posted soon.

Fall 2017
Assistive Technology: Theory and Foundations, Part 1
Assistive Technology: Applications for Writing Success
Spring 2018
Assistive Technology: Theory and Foundations, Part 2
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On-Going 2017 Course Offerings

COURSE: Classroom Supports for Accessible Educational Materials (AEM)

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

COST: No cost, a free course

ENROLLMENT IS ON-GOING

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

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.

This 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.

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

To register for this course, please contact Gisele Knopf, AT Associate (307) 766-2051 or E-mail: watr@uwyo.edu.


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)

Assistive Technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software, or product system used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of persons with disabilities.

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!

Open Lab is online!

Cannot attend in person? Join any scheduled Open Lab via Zoom distance technology from your PC, Mac, iOS or Android using this Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/547279238. Code 547 279 238.

Please call to schedule a login time between 2 and 3:30 p.m. MST at (307) 766-6187 or E-mail: watr@uwyo.edu.


Open Lab Up-To-Date Schedule

Wed. May 31 / Thurs. June 1: Daily living and environmental adaptions - Learn about Amazon ECHO and speak with Alexa!

Wed. June 7 / Thurs. June 8: Resources for funding assistive technology - Learn about the Wyoming Technology Access Program (WyTAP).

Wed. June 14 / Thurs. June 15: Recreation and leisure aids - Check out the bowling ball pusher and checkers for those with low vision.

Wed. June 21 / Thurs. June 22 - OPEN LAB CANCELLED

Wed. June 28 / Thurs. June 29: Technology for senior citizens - Find out what technology can aid a senior citizen in their daily lives. 

Wed. July 5 / Thurs. July 6: C-Pen Reader Pen - Trial this handheld OCR pen scanner.

Wed. July 12 / Thurs. July 13 - OPEN LAB CANCELLED

Wed. July 19 / Thurs. July 20: Color Blind enhancement: Learn about Enchroma Color Blind sunglasses, which will enhance color perception for individuals who are color blind.

Wed. July 26 / Thurs. July 27: Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) services: What does AEM offer students with print disabilites?


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 trainings, 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 Assistive Technology Resources (WATR)

Dept 4298, 1000 E University Ave.

Health Sciences Bldg. Room 151

Intersection of 9th and Clark, across from Turtle Rock Coffee & Cafe

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6187

Toll Free: 1-888-989-9463

Email: watr@uwyo.edu

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