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Washington Assistive Technology Act Program - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Washington Assistive Technology Act Program
University of Washington
Center for Technology and Disability Studies
CHDD South Building, Room 104
Box 357920
Seattle, WA 98195-7920
(800) 214-8731 (Local)
(206) 543-4799 (Fax)
watap@uw.edu
http://watap.org

Brief Description

WATAP provides assistive technology (AT) resources and expertise to all Washingtonians with disabilities, their families, and their support network to aid in making decisions and obtaining the technology and related services needed for employment, education and independent living. Specifically, WATAP offers low cost and free services including Device Demonstrations, Device Lending, Alternative Financing, Device Reuse, Public Awareness Activities, AT Training, and Technical Assistance. Through development of collaborative partnerships, WATAP strives to facilitate communication and knowledge among organizations, as well as, support services that uphold the missions of both WATAP and our partners to meet the AT needs of Washingtonians.

Staff

Alan Knue, Project Director

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Advocacy
    • Connects individuals with resources who provide consultation, advocacy, and legal representation for these and other AT issues.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information about assistive technology and referrals to funding sources.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Offers technical consultation and training to state government, higher education, and other entities regarding strategic planning for accessibility of information technology systems, including hardware/software procurement and design of information systems; reasonable accommodation, and program access.
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