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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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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.

Contact WATR Staff: 307-766-6187 or watr@uwyo.edu

Open Lab is on 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. You will need to register your vehicle information at the WIND Reception Desk.

By visiting Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR) Open Lab, you can learn about and have hands-on experiences with the AT offered through our short term 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 resources.

Shelby and client at table during device demo.

Open Lab is online for easy statewide access to WATR resources!

Join Open Lab for 15 minutes or as long as your time allows between 2 and 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, in person by appointment or through video conferencing technology. You can connect via Zoom from your PC, Mac, iOS, or Android. Link to join: https://bit.ly/watr-open-lab 

If you are a first-time Zoom user, please visit their support page and to learn how to navigate Zoom: Joining a Zoom Webinar

Also, you may be interested in Zoom Hot Keys and Keyboard Shortcuts.

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 need. 

June 16 & 17: Built-in Accessibility Features: Learn about the various built-in accessibility features on your device that are extensions to its operating system. These features affect the behavior of the system regardless of which applications are running, such as text-to-speech or color contrasts.

June 23 & 24 (DD Conf): WATR’s Reuse Program and AT for Sale - WATR has gently used assistive technology for low vision, daily living, learning, or communication for sale at a low cost to Wyoming residents. Also learn how to post your own devices or durable medical equipment for sale or to be given away on WATR’s website Wyoming AT4ALL.

July 7 & 8: Wyoming Technology Access Program (WyTAP) - Learn about this Wyoming specific financial loan program for aiding individuals in purchasing assistive technology or durable medical equipment. Borrow from $500 to $25,000 with extended payback periods of up to 70 months and low interest rates!

July 14 & 15: Join WATR’s AT Advisory Council - We are looking for users of assistive technology/self-advocates, family members, and professionals who serve individuals with disabilities, to join our Assistive Technology (AT) Advisory Council to advise WATR staff about strategies to reach and service Wyoming residents with disabilities.

July 21 & 22: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Devices: - Find out what types of communication devices WATR has available for short term loan for all ages, from the AbleNet BIGmack Single Message Communication Aid to the Skyle Eye Tracker for iPad Pro.

July 28 & 29: Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) – Find out how the AEM program can help a student with a print disability, visual impairment, physical impairment, or a reading disability, such as dyslexia, disabilities that can impair their ability to read and learn from standard education materials.

June 30 and July 1: UbiDuo3 Communication Device Model TTS-1 – Recently added to our loan program is the UbiDuo 3 TTS-1 (Text-to-Speech-one side) which adds a voice to sComm’s signature real-time split-screen communication solution, along with the new enhanced built-in speaker and voice technology. This feature not only benefits those who are blind or who have visual impairments, but also allows others to listen simultaneously.

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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