Updated Notice (May 6, 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, services provided through the iCanConnect WA program, and in-person trainings and public outreach events through at least May 31st. We are placing requests for services on a wait list and we will provide these services on a first-come first-served basis as soon as we are able. 

We are offering phone and online consultations as well as device demonstrations via video conferencing whenever possible. We are also offering assistive technology webinars in the upcoming weeks. 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.

Services

 

 

WATAP provides assistive technology resources and expertise to Washington residents who face challenges related to disability and aging as well as family members, employers, and service providers in employment, healthcare, community living, and education.

Device Lending Library

Borrow a device from our statewide lending library as a short term accommodation or to decide if it suits your needs before making a financial commitment. More about borrowing policies and partnerships.

Device Demonstration

Hands-on comparison of products, guided by a knowledge AT Specialists, help individuals make informed decisions about product purchases. We don't sell products so demos remain impartial.

Alternative financing

Through our partners at the Northwest Access Fund individuals have an alternative option for financing AT devices and services, home and vehicle modifications, or business equipment.

Equipment reuse

Get high quality, gently used equipment at a lower cost than new through our Evergreen Reuse Coalition partners. Exchange, sell, or buy gently used equipment online using the AT Classified.

iCanConnect: National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution

Through partnership with the Perkins School for the Blind, WATAP provides telecommunications equipment to eligible applicants who are visually and hearing impaired.

Evaluations

AT evaluations or home and workplace modifications are an in depth, fee for service assessments that outline recommendations for technology that will allow you to perform specific task.

Technical Assistance

WATAP provides technical assistance to state and local government agencies, institutes of higher education, organizations, and businesses on issues of AT service and program design.  

Professional Development

WATAP works collaboratively with the UW Center for Technology & Disability Studies and other AT providers to develop integrated training and educational courses that address AT issues.