About Us

About WATAP Key Staff

Our staff is nationally recognized for their expertise and leadership in the areas of assistive technology, accessibility of IT and other disability related research and study. For brief biographies of our staff, visit https://uwctds.washington.edu/about_us.

  • Kurt Johnson, Ph.D. - Director of UW Center for Technology & Disability Studies
  • Mark Harniss, Ph.D. - CoDirector of UW Center for Technology & Disability Studies
  • Alan Knue - Director of WATAP
  • Deb Cook - Technical Assistance Coordinator
  • Maria Kelley, OTR/L, ATP - Senior Assistive Technology Specialist
  • Naomi Namekata - Assistive Technology Specialist
  • Curt Johnson, MS, CRC, ATP - Assistive Technology Specialist
  • Jacob Rourke - Lending Library Assistant
  • Scott Canaan - Program Coordinator
  • Yuan Li - Web Computing Specialist

Advisory Council Members

The Advisory Council is made up of a consumer majority with representation of agency appointed staff from OSPI, DVR, DSB, CIL, and Workforce. Community and agency representatives use their AT experience to review and inform WATAP activities statewide.

  • John Bresko - Representative from Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Krista Buldger - Consumer Representative 
  • Mario Eiland - Representative from Department of Services for the Blind
  • Francisco Felan - Representative from Division of Vocation Rehabilitation
  • Sandy Goodwick - Consumer Representative
  • Kimberly Meck - Representative from Centers for Independent Living
  • Daniel Lindberg - Consumer Representative
  • Lee Olsen - Consumer Representative
  • Andrew Pettersson - Representative from Workforce System
  • Kamran Rasul - Consumer Representative
  • Tyler Shrenk - Consumer Representative

Annual Reports

Funding Year 2016 Previous Funding Years

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