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Connecting older adults and adults with disabilities in Wyoming with remote social services, healthcare, and to combat social isolation caused by COVID.
Tech2Connect Decision Guide: This guide will ask questions about technology wants and needs then generate an outcome report with suggestions for devices or training videos based on your responses. If you have complex needs for technology training or assistive technology, please contact Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR) for further evaluation, device suggestions, loans, and assistance.
Available educational videos focused on resources noted can be found below. Click on the bold words below to view video offerings
Educational Videos on Basic Device Use: Information to help you get to know your device including basic features, navigation, and terminology that you will need to know.
Built-in Accessibility: Discover accessibility features that are built-in to your device that allow users with disabilities to use their device more easily.
Safety and Privacy: Learn how to use your safely use your device, the internet, and ensure your information is kept private.
Telehealth: Learn how to connect with your doctor or other healthcare provider from the comfort and safety of your own home!
Connecting with Others. Topic videos include:
Video Conferencing: Learn how to connect with friends, family, and others using video conferencing.
Social Apps: Learn to use apps like Facebook or Instagram to keep up with friends, families, and special interest groups from a far!
Find other resources related to technology use and training in Wyoming.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help households struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic!
The Federal Communications Commission has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.
You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit, or by calling 833-511-0311
The Tech2Connect Program is partnering with Casper College to offer Open Labs! Participants can receive technical assistance, learn more about their devices, and get answers to their questions. Free for participants, the open labs will also feature device demonstrations.
You can join open labs via a video conferencing program called Zoom or in person:
Tuesdays from 3-5pm, in person at Liesinger Hall Casper College
Thursdays from 1-3pm MDT by zoom
*You can also join any of the open labs by calling Professor Theresa Robinett at 307-268-3112. We look forward to seeing you in open labs!
Contact WyCOA with any questions!