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Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6187

Toll Free: 1-888-989-9463

Email: watr@uwyo.edu

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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.

Due to occasional team commitments to WATR trainings or conferences, Open Lab might be canceled. Please refer to the up-to-date Open Lab schedule prior to your visit: Open Lab Schedule


Professional Development

Online Distance Learning Courses


Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Assessment Process

AAC-1000 Online Training


Older man in a pink shirt sitting at a table typing on a communication device. An older woman sitting next to the man has a red and white stripped shirt points to device.

In AAC Assessment Process, participants will:

  • Develop working definitions of AAC terminology
  • Learn about several AAC assessment framework models
  • Be introduced to a variety of AAC assessment tools
  • Learn about the importance of feature matching & device trials
  • Learn about the key components required in the AAC/ Speech Generating Device (SGD) report for funding

Location: Online distance learning course via WyoLearn, the UW learning management platform. Assignments may be completed at any time during each week but will require an on average 2 hours of participation weekly.

Participants will be required to attend one virtual class meeting using ZOOM, a video conferencing platform, during week 6, as part of a required assignment.

This course is intended for Speech-Language Pathologists.

Course Dates: Oct. 14 - Dec. 15, 2019

Instructor: Terri Wofford, Speech-Language Pathologist, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

Continuing Education: Course participants are eligible for:

  • 21 CEUs or
  • 1.5 PTSB credits

Cost: The course and materials are free.

Capacity: Minimum 5, maximum of 20 participants.

Registration: https://wind.catalog.instructure.com/

View the flier for this course.


Accessible Educational Materials to Support Transitions


Young African-American teen sitting at a table with a headset on gazing intently at her laptop which is on the table. Pen in hand taking notes in a paper tablet.

This free course will focus on how Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) can support student transitions into new settings or post-secondary pursuits. Through readings, videos, online training modules, quizzes, and discussions, participants will learn many different aspects of the transition process, including decision-making, assessment, legal requirements, acquisition, and supports that can be used to help a successful transition.

This course will include information on:

  • The qualifications of a print disability
  • Legal requirements for transition planning for students with disabilities
  • Determining skills and strategies necessary for a successful transition
  • Planning assistive technology (AT) transitions for college-bound students
  • Planning assistive technology transitions for employment-bound students

Participants could include:

  • K-12 special and general educators
  • DVR counselors
  • College and university support staff
  • Families with transition age students
  • AEM and AT users

Location: Online distance learning courses. Assignments can be done at any time during each week, but will require 16 hours of total participation.

Course Dates: Oct. 14 - Dec. 15, 2019

Instructor: Shelby Kappler, Assistive Technology Program Specialist

Continuing Education: Course participants are eligible for:

  • 16 CEUs or
  • 1 PTSB credit
  • 1 Univeristy of Wyoming non-degree distance education credit (at additional cost to participant)

Cost: The course and materials are free.

Capacity: Minimum of 5 and a maximum of 20 students. Please sign up early to ensure your spot!

Registration: https://wind.catalog.instructure.com/

View the flier for this course.


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.

Contact Us

Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources

Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6187

Toll Free: 1-888-989-9463

Email: watr@uwyo.edu

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