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Equipment & Assistive Technology

Walla Walla Valley Disability Network does not endorse or recommend any particular products, treatments, services or diagnosis, whether specifically or generally, and professional advice should be sought in relation to all  health and treatment decisions. We provide information and listings only which we hope are helpful.

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  • Engaging toys adapted for children with special needs by students at Walla Walla University available to check out for free. Take a look in their catalog of toys. Have a special need not addressed in the catalog? Contact them with details and they may be able to help. Made possible by the Center for Educational Equity and Diversity.

  • Specs 4 Us (suppliers in Walla Walla and Milton-Freewater) offers specially designed eyeglasses in many styles and colors to fit children and adults with low nose bridges.

  • Assistive Listening Systems (ALS) create a direct, wireless connection between a source of sound and one or more listeners. Using an ALS, you should be able to hear as clearly as if you were standing right next to the source of the sound, even if you are actually sitting in the back of a large and noisy room. Many ALSs transmit sound directly to the listener's hearing aid or cochlear implant sound processor. However, some types of ALS can be used even if the listener does not have a compatible hearing aid or cochlear implant. ODHH has ALS equipment available for loan from their Regional Center in Pasco, WA.

  • Whether it’s communication, recreation, employment, education, transportation or just plain daily living, technology levels the playing field for children and adults with disabilities. Here are a few tips and resources to get you started:

  • We provide funding to people with disabilities in Washington & Oregon to purchase assistive technology and achieve greater independence.

  • Four main categories: apps for dyslexic learners, apps for autistic learners, apps for the visually impaired and apps for learners with writing difficulties.

  • WATAP can help you: borrow a device, demonstrate a device, get equipment, answer questions.

  • Imagine sliding into your shoes as if your laces weren't even there. Imagine laces that tied themselves. Imagine stepping out of your shoes hands-free.


  • Assistive technology (AT) includes any device, piece of equipment or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Assistive technology also includes services that directly assist an individual with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device.

  • The IMESD provides equipment, software, and technology on a trial basis to assist students with cognitive and physical disabilities. IMESD partners with school districts to find the right tool to help the student be more self-confident, productive, and better integrated into a mainstream lifestyle.
    The Assistive Technology (AT) program serves children 0-21 years of age with a disability in the selection, acquisition, and/or use of assistive devices.

  • Imagine sliding into your shoes as if your laces weren't even there. Imagine laces that tied themselves. Imagine stepping out of your shoes hands-free.