Updated Notice (March 25, 2020): To keep our staff and those who we serve as safe as possible during the COVID-19 outbreak, WATAP has suspended our short-term device lending, face-to-face device demonstration, and services provided through the iCanConnect WA program through at least April 6th. We will place all requests for these services on a wait list. 

Additionally, we have cancelled in-person trainings and public outreach events for the rest of March and through mid-April and will be rescheduling as many of these opportunities as possible and are considering offering some of these as webinars or teleconferences as well.

We are offering phone and online consultations as well as device demonstrations via video conferencing whenever possible. We will also be offering assistive technology webinars in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned! Follow us on FaceBook and Twitter for the latest updates and announcements.

We continue to evaluate the extent we can continue to provide our other services, so please check back for updates and do not hesitate to contact us via 800-214-8731 or watap@uw.edu. Thank you for your patience.

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The Washington Assistive Technology Act Program (WATAP) provides resources and services to persons who face challenges related to disability and aging to help in the selection and use of assistive technology (AT) to help make tasks easier or possible in school, at work, at home, and in the community. WATAP serves seniors and persons with disabilities, and their circle of support, including family members, caregivers, employers, service provider professionals, educators, and others seeking AT expertise. 
 
WATAP is located at the University of Washington Center for Technology and Disability Studies (UWCTDS), within the Center for Human Development and Disability (CHDD). Our work is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living, and other funding sources.

 

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What is Assistive Technology

Assistive technology is any product or service that makes tasks easier or possible. Find resources and learn more about tools to help people live, work, and play independently

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