Northwest Center for Assistive Technology Training (CATT-NW)

Northwest Center for Assistive Technology Training

The Northwest Center for Assistive Technology Training (CATT) Program is a collaboration between the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) and the Washington State School for the Blind (WSSB).

Our mission is to provide assistive technology training to teachers of blind/low vision children, utilizing a "train the trainer" model, while also providing support/training for other professionals working with blind or low vision children as well as parents/caregivers of a child who is blind or has low vision, including those with additional disabilities.

Assistive technology options are provided through APH and training is provided through WSSB employed trainers serving a ten-state/territory region: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa.

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Spring 2024 Newsletter

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Our inventory is currently on hold. We will resume accepting requests for AT by March 15, 2024. 

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Yue-Ting Siu

CATT-NW Coordinator


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Sam Fields

Operations Manager - CATT-NW


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Leslie Edmonds

CATT-NW Trainer


Upcoming Events

Pacific Rim Conference on Disability and Diversity - Feb 27, 2024

Leslie's workshop: Implementing Coding Activities for Students of All Ages and Abilities in an Educational Setting and Community Spaces. Ting's workshop: How to Empower Holistic Implementation of Access Technology in the Classroom with… read more

Mobility Matters Summit - Feb 29, 2024

In-person "watch party" for the virtual event. Ting's presentation: A Community-Building Approach to Developing Teachers' Technology Proficiency.

NFBW State Convention - Mar 1, 2024

Half-day workshop: Notetaker Showdown! Chameleon vs. Mantis. 1-hour workshop: Introducing TADA! Tangible Art and Design Adventures

PNW-AER - Mar 14, 2024

2 half-day intensives during pre-conference on the PixBlaster and Juno.


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YouTube channel coming soon!