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Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR)|Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

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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
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Training and Events 

Spring 2016 Course Offerings

Assistive Technology: Applications for reading and writing success

Girl using an audio assistive technology device to read.

Assistive Technology: Applications for reading and writing success will provide participants with basic knowledge about how technology can be used as an accommodation to support students who experience difficulties with the mechanics of writing, composition, and reading. In addition, participants will explore alternatives to reading for students with print disabilities. The course examines assistive technology (AT) for reading and writing for persons with disabilities at all levels of disability 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.

This course will provide participants with an overview of evidence based practices surrounding reading and 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 for reading and writing tasks will benefit from the class.

Location: Online distance learning courses. The courses are asynchronous.  Assignments can be done at any time during each week, but will require on average 3-4 hours of participation per week.  
Instructor: Gayl Bowser, MS.Ed., and Felicia Arce, M.Ed., Wyoming Institute for Disabilities
Course dates: January 25-May 6, 2016
Registration: Enroll up until the first day of class:

Cost: $275 per attendee.
Capacity: 20 participants
Continuing education: Course participants are eligible for:
  • 48 CEUs,
  • 3 PTSB credits, or
  • 3 University of Wyoming non-degree credits (at additional cost to participant)

Additional courses offered in the 2016-2017 Assistive Technology Series include:

  • Assistive Technology: Theory and foundations (Summer 2016)
  • Assistive Technology: Consideration and Inclusion in the IEP (Summer 2016)
  • Assistive Technology: Early intervention (Fall 2016)
  • Assistive Technology: Ensuring continuity of use in Transitions (Spring 2017)
  • Assistive Technology: Applications for reading and writing success (Spring 2017)
  • Classroom support for Accessible Educational Materials (ongoing enrollment)-Contact for enrollment

WATR Open Lab schedule

Thursdays, 1-4:30 p.m. Open Lab is online! Please join any scheduled Open Lab via Zoom technology! Join between 1-4:30 p.m. from your PC, Mac, iOS or Android: Code 547 279 238.

November 19: Assistive Technology (AT) for grades K-12

November 26: NO OPEN LAB

December 3: NO OPEN LAB

December 10: Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) devices and Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) devices and services

December 17: Reuse equipment for sale - receive 25% off during Open Lab hours!

December 24 and 31: NO OPEN LAB

January 7: Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) devices

FREE WEBINAR - Lingraphica - Presenter Brianne Kosch, M.A., CCC-SLP, 1 - 2 p.m. MST. ASHA CEUs will be available. Please contact Darcy Regan, SLP for more information or to register before January 6. (307) 766-2932 or

January 14: Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) devices and services

January 21: Learn about Assistive Technology (AT) and Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) assessments.

January 28: Vision and hearing devices

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! 

By visiting our open lab you can see what equipment WATR offers through our short term (6 week) loan program as well as view what items are available for sale in our reuse program. WATR has communication devices and assistive technology to aid in daily living, vision, hearing, and learning. Open lab hours are scheduled on Thursdays between 1-4:30 p.m. (closed holidays). WATR is located at the intersection of 9th and Clark streets, in the University of Wyoming Health Sciences Building, room 151.

Great for assistive technology users, students, instructors, community members, or anyone who wants to learn more about assistive technology and WATR resources!

For questions, contact WATR at | (307) 766-6187.

AT and AAC assessments in your area




Enroll with paperwork by*:

Rock Springs

January 27-29, 2016

January 13, 2016


April 20-22, 2016

April 6, 2016

WATR offers fee for service AT Assessments and AAC assessments, all conducted by assistive technology specialists or a speech language pathologist.

*Paperwork must be received by the deadline in order to secure your assessment. Space is limited to ten assessments at each location.


Barb Locke, B.A., ATP     (307) 349-3547   |

Darcy Regan M.A.,CCC-SLP     (307) 766-2932   |

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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 to let us know if you are unable to attend a training.

Join Open Lab via Zoom Video Conferencing!

***MEETING ID: 547 279 238*** Join Open Lab (1-4:30 p.m.)through Zoom Video Conferencing - 1) From a PC, Mac, iOS or Android using the direct meting link below. 2) Join by phone:+1 646-558-8656 (US Toll) or +1 408-638-0968 (US Toll). Or join from a H.323/SIP room system: H.323: (US West) or (US East) Meeting ID: 547 279 238 SIP:

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