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Wyoming’s Assistive Technology Act Program (WATR)
WATR is Wyoming's Assistive Technology Act program and a resource for all assistive technology (AT) needs in Wyoming. AT may be a device or solution that enhances an individual's ability to live, play, or work independently. WATR, along with Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND), offers statewide technology-related assistance through coordination and support of multiple activities. Our staff is dedicated to providing current and high quality information about assistive technology devices and services to increase knowledge and to facilitate participation in life activities. WATR is a member of ATAP, a membership organization. WATR receives technical assistance through the Catalyst Project of RESNA.AT can take the form of a device, tool, or adaptation that supports a person when participating in everyday activities and settings.
WATR activities include:
- Device Demonstrations
- Device Loan Center
- Device Reutilization
- Alternative Financing
- AT Assessments and Evaluations
- Training and Technical Assistance
- Public Awareness Activities
- Coordination and Collaboration
Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR)
Dept 4298, 1000 E University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
University of Wyoming
Health Sciences Bldg. Room 151
Corner of 9th and Clark St.
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8 a.m.-12 noon Friday
Toll Free: 1-888-989-9463
The Wyoming Accessibility Center (WAC) provides fee-for-services training, technical assistance and assessments to improve the access of individuals with disabilities to education, training and employment. Services include assistive technology assessments, conversion of conference materials to Braille formats, conversions of books and materials to audio and tactile graphics, close captioning, and Website and course accessibility review.
WYTAP is a partnership among WIND Assistive Technology Resources (WATR), Wyoming Independent Living Rehabilitation, Inc. (WILR), and First Interstate Bank of Laramie to provide a financial loan program for individuals to purchase assistive technology devices and services. WYTAP buys down the interest rate to lower than the current prime rate. Individuals who may not otherwise qualify for a loan are often eligible to participate in WYTAP. Loans can range from $500 to $25,000 with extended payback periods of up to 70 months.