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. To reach WATAP staff members call us at (800) 214-8731 or email us at watap@uw.edu.
  • Kurt Johnson, Ph.D. — Director of the UWCTDS
  • Alan Knue — Director of WATAP
  • Deb Cook — Technical Assistance Coordinator
  • Maria Kelley, OTR/L, ATP — Senior Assistive Technology Specialist
  • Gaby de Jongh — Training Coordinator and AT Specialist
  • Curt Johnson, MS, CRC, ATP — Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Samantha Murphy — Program Specialist
  • Kim Canaan — Program Coordinator

Advisory Council Members

The Advisory Council is made up of agency appointed staff from OSPI, DVR, DSB, SILC and Worksource and a consumer majority that help inform WATAP activities statewide.

  • John Bresko — Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Sue Ammeter — Consumer
  • Julie Peddy — Consumer
  • Aditya Ganapathiraju — Consumer
  • Meka White — Consumer
  • Britney Casey — Consumer
  • Lucille Walls— State Independent Living Centers
  • Vicki Gilleg — Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Naomi Namekata — Department of Services for the Blind

We are always interested in speaking with potential new members and are periodically recruiting for our Advisory Council. Members should have an interest or experience with Assistive Technology and association with organizations that give you connections to your community. To learn more about the Advisory Council Member roles and responsibilities, and application process please call 1(800)214-8731 or email watap@uw.edu.

Contact Us

Please direct any questions, comments, or suggestions about this web site to watap@uw.edu.

If you live in Washington State, please contact us at:

Washington Assistive Technology Act Program
University of Washington
Box 357920
Seattle, WA 98195-7920
(800) 214-8731 Toll-Free Hotline
(866) 866-0162 Toll-Free TTY
(206) 543-4779 Local Fax


If you do not live in Washington State, please contact your state's Assistive Technology Program. You may find contact information for all 56 programs at: http://www.resnaprojects.org/allcontacts/statewidecontacts.html


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