Assistive Technology includes any device that is used to maintain or improve functional abilities of an individual with a disability.
What is an ATAP?
DVR's Assistive Technology and Assessment Practitioner (ATAP) is responsible for merging assistive technology into the rehabilitation process ensuring individuals with disabilities achieve their employment goals by providing guidance and technical assistance on accessibility, job modifications, accommodations and technology.
What Services does the ATAP Provide?
DVR offers their customers Assistive Technology evaluations and assessments such as:
- Mobility evaluations to determine feasibility and need of devices such as wheelchairs, scooters and walkers
- Transportation evaluations to evaluate needs such as public transportation options, vehicle modifications, van ramps and lifts or hand controls
- Organizational Assistive Technology evaluations to give options to increase an individual's personal organization
- Literacy support evaluations to determine the benefit of assistive technology for learning disabilities
- Ergonomic Evaluations for office and home work site
- Computer Access evaluations for individuals with physical or cognitive issues that interfere with computer use
- Speech Recognition Technology (speech to text) assessment and training
Additional services provided by the ATAPs include:
- Special consultation on medical, dental, therapy and other complex services.
- ADA Accessibility assessments for vendors, employers and businesses.
- Training for customers and community groups including:
- Reasonable accommodations
- Assistive Technology training for Transition Students, Parent and/or Teachers
- AT training for Community Rehabilitation Partners (CRPs)
Contact your nearest ATAP
- Eastern Washington (DVR Area 1)
Francisco Felan: (509) 225-4466
- NorthWest Washington - Seattle & north to Bellingham (DVR Area 2)
Bill Youngman: (206) 437-9681
- SouthWest Washington - Tukwila & south, Olympic Penninsula (DVR Area 3)
Cindy Murray : (360) 664-3071
- or for more information contact us at 1-800-637-5627.
Assistive Technology Partners
- Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
- University of Washington, DO-IT Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology promotes the success of individuals with disabilities in postsecondary education and career, using technology as an empowering tool.
- Washington Access Fund provides Assistive Technology loans for Washington residents of all ages with disabilities of all types, including seniors with age-related functional limitations.
- Washington Assistive Technology Act Program (WATAP) provides Washingtonians with disabilities AT Device Demonstrations and Borrowing.
- Washington State Labor & Industries provides useful information about Ergonomics, Services & Resources, Evaluation Tools, and Industry Guidelines.
- WorkSource Assistive Technology Explorer provides web pages and videos which will help you locate some technology within the WorkSource that may be useful to you.