About Us

University of Washington Center for Technology and Disability Studies (UWCTDS)

UWCTDS is an interdisciplinary program within the Center for Human Development and Disability and the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine in the School of Medicine. Our work is supported by grants from the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and other funding sources.

Contact Us

Center for Technology and Disabilities Studies
University of Washington
Box 357920
Seattle, WA 98195-7920
206-685-4181 (Voice)
866-866-0162 or 206-616-1396 (TTY)
206-543-4779 (FAX)
Email: uwctds@uw.edu

UWCTDS Staff Members

Mark Harniss a white man in his 50s with short brown hair and blue eyes wearing a dark polo shirt in front of fall-colored leaves.
CTDS Director
Kurt Johnson, a white man with reddish-blond hair, wearing a light blue button up shirt with a dark blue V-neck vest.
CTDS Co-Director
Dagmar Amtmann
Research Professor
Sherrie Brown, a woman with gray hair smiling with glasses and wearing a red jacket with black standing outside against a green background.
Research Professor
Kim Canaan who has long, wavy brown hair and dark glasses and is smiling for the camera. She is wearing a purple dress, a necklace with a red pendant, and large silver earrings.
DSB Program Specialist
Scott Canaan
Program Support Supervisor
Fiona Dolezal a white woman in her twenties with long hair smiling in her home office.
Information Specialist
Heather Evans is a white woman with short brown hair tucked into a plaid cap. She is seated and smiling, resting her chin on the top her hand holding a cane, against a backdrop of books on shelves.
Acting Assistant Professor
Heather Feldner
Assistant Professor
Curt Johnson
MS, CRC, ATP, Rehabilitation Counselor II
Brennan Johnston
Assistive Technology Support Technician
Maria Kelley is a mixed-race Asian European female with dark hair.  She is wearing a light blue shirt.
OTR/L, ATP, Senior Assistive Technology Specialist
Alan Knue is a mixed race Asian male with silver hair and beard. He is wearing a red plaid shirt.
WATAP State Project Director and Manager of Program Operations
Naomi Namekata
Assistive Technology Specialist
Lee Olsen, a male,  post middle-aged (or nearly 60) Caucasian. 5’3”, smiling oblong face, greying dark blond hair, blue eyes, greying trimmed full beard, wearing a solid black v-neck sweater over a white collared shirt.
Program Coordinator
Meghan Porter is a white woman with medium-length dark hair
Project Manager, ADAKT
Kassidy Roush
Public Information Specialist
Jeff Witzel, a white man with short brown hair, wearing a plaid shirt smiling at the camera.
Director of Information Technology