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Ershig Assistive Technology Resource Center


Alternative & Augmentative Communication

Apps & Mobile Technology

Computer Access


Children Learning with Assistive Technology

Welcome to the E-ATRC


The Ershig Assistive Technology Resource Center (E-ATRC) is a 'hands-on' lending library and demonstration center, located in Woodring College of Education (WCE) on the campus of Western Washington University.  The E-ATRC houses hundreds of low to high tech support tools.

The purpose of the EATRC is to increase awareness and use of assistive technologies in order to improve participation in life and increase access to learning for a wide range of individuals with diverse needs.

Assistive Technologies have historically been considered for individuals with complex disabilities. However, affordable AT options are now available to help meet the diverse needs of a wide range of individuals in our society, not just those with significant disabilities.

Ershig Assistive Technology Center at WWU

If you, your program, or your organization would like more information about the Ershig Assistive Technology Resource Center and the application of Assistive Technology to your needs, please feel free to contact Natalie Newman

Email Address (preferred)




Mailing Address

Natalie Newman
EATRC    MH 001
Woodring College of Education
Western Washington University
516 High St    MS 9040
Bellingham, WA  98225


E-ATRC Staff

  • Director: Natalie Newman
  • Student Staff
    • Luke 
    • Zoe
    • Albert
    • Larry


Winter Quarter, 2020

Current Winter Quarter hours are listed below.  The schedule will be updated to reflect any changes that happen throughout the quarter.  You are welcome to access the EATRC outside of the posted hours anytime the door is open. Call or email if you need to make a specific appointment.


The EATRC will be closed 3/21 - 3/29.  We will re-open 3/30 for Spring Quarter

Monday  3/16 9-4
Tuesday  3/17 9-4
Wednesday  3/18 9-4
Thursday  3/19 9-1
Friday  3/20 Closed
Come in any time the door is open!