Washington Assistive Technology Act Program

General Information

Washington Assistive Technology Act Program
University of Washington
Seattle Washington 1 98195-7920
(800) 214 8731
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

  • Advocacy
    • Connects individuals with resources who provide consultation, advocacy, and legal representation for these and other AT issues.

  • 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.

  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information about assistive technology and referrals to funding sources.