Utah Assistive Technology Teams (UATT) support school LEAs and IEP teams to evaluate, acquire, and manage assistive technology for students with disabilities. We support and coordinate with multi-disciplinary educational and rehabilitation teams to train students, caregivers, educators, and service providers in the use of assistive technology in education and in the major life functions of students with disabilities.
The fundamental goal of UATT is to provide assistance for improving the lives of children and adults living with disabilities. We do this by introducing them to the many ways computer technology can enhance their jobs, careers, and education. We offer the following services:
1) Free consultations–We provide a place where people with disabilities, advocates, teachers, and other professionals can try out computer hardware and preview software applications with one-on-one support. (Please call ahead for an appointment.)
2) Workshops–We provide workshops for parents and professionals concerning many aspects of applying computer technology to the needs of individuals with disabilities.
3) Information–As a technology resource center, we can answer questions and provide information on many types of adaptive equipment and special software.
4) Augmentative Communication–Our center has a contract to work with the Utah Assistive Technology Teams (UATT) in public schools throughout the State of Utah. Under this agreement, we can loan augmentative devices and adaptive equipment to teachers and therapists on UATT for their use in assessing oral and written communication needs of students.
UATT was founded in 1988 by a group of Utah parents, professionals, and consumers who were all committed to empowering individuals with disabilities and augmenting their highest potential through the use of available technology. UATT is a member of the Alliance for Technology Access (ATA), a network of over 40 resource centers across the country. The ATA is committed to improving the lives of people with disabilities through the implementation of technology. The various centers in the alliance share with each other computer solutions and assist one another to stay abreast of the latest technological developments.
We are generally open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you would like to tour our facility or schedule a private consultation, please contact Kent Remund (801-887-9533) or Julia Pearce (801-887-9534). We are available by appointment only.