National Assistive Technology Act Data System

Annual Progress Report - Full Report

Arizona 2018

General Information

Statewide AT Program (Information to be listed in national State AT Program Directory)

State AT Program Title:
Arizona Technology Access Program (AzTAP)
State AT Program Title:
State AT Program URL
http://aztap.org
Mailing Address:
300 W. Clarendon Ave, Suite 475
City:
PHOENIX
State:
Arizona
Zip Code:
85013
Program Email:
askaztap@nau.edu
Phone:
602-728-9534
TTY:
602-728-9535

Lead Agency

Agency Name:
Northern Arizona University-Institute for Human Development
Mailing Address:
Box 4130
City:
Flagstaff
State:
Arizona
Zip Code:
86011
Program URL:
www.nau.edu

Implementing Entity

Name of Implementing Agency:
Mailing Address:
City
State:
Zip Code:
Program URL:

Program Director and Other Contacts

Program Director for State AT Program (last, first):
Jill Pleasant
Title:
AzTAP Director; Assistant Director, IHD AT Center
Phone:
6027289532
E-mail:
jill.pleasant@nau.edu
Program Director at Lead Agency (last, first):
Jill Pleasant
Title:
AzTAP Director; Assistant Director, IHD AT Center
Phone:
602-728-9532
E-mail:
jill.pleasant@nau.edu
Primary Contact at Implementing Agency (last, first) - If applicable:
Title:
Phone:
E-mail:

Person Responsible for completing this form if other than Program Director

Name (last, first):
Title:
Phone:
E-mail:

Certifying Representative

Name (last, first):
Cornette, Patricia
Title:
Pre- Awards,Director, Office of Sponsored Projects
Phone:
928-523-5195
E-mail:
patricia.cornette@nau.edu

State Financing

Did your approved state plan for this reporting period include any State Financing? Yes
Did your approved state plan for this reporting period include conducting a Financial Loan Program? Yes

Loan Applications
Area of Residence Total
Metro
RUCC 1-3
Non-Metro
RUCC 4-9
Approved Loan made 19 00 19
Approved Not made 04 00 04
Rejected 07 00 07
Total 30 00 30

2. Income of Applicants to Whom Loans Were Made

Lowest/Highest Incomes
Lowest Income: $9,240 Highest Income: $66,732

Average Income
Sum of Incomes Loans Made Average Annual Income
$719,093 19 $37,847

Number and Percentage of Loans Made to Applicants by Income Range
Income Ranges Total
$15,000
or Less
$15,001-
$30,000
$30,001-
$45,000
$45,001-
$60,000
$60,001-
$75,000
$75,001
or More
Number of Loans 02 04 07 03 03 00 19
Percentage of Loans 10.53% 21.05% 36.84% 15.79% 15.79% 0% 100%

3. Loan Type

Loan Type
Type of Loan Number of Loans Percentage of loans
Revolving Loans 00 0%
Partnership Loans
Without interest buy-down or loan guarantee 00 0%
With interest buy-down only 00 0%
With loan guarantee only 19 100%
With both interest buy-down and loan guarantee 00 0%
Total 19 100%

Loan Type Summary
Type of Loan Number of Loans Dollar Value of Loans
Revolving Loans 00 $0
Partnership Loans 19 $91,779
Total 19 $91,779

4. Interest Rates

Interest Rates
Lowest 5%
Highest 5%

Interest Rate Summary
Sum of Interest Rates Number of Loans Made Average Interest Rate
86 19 4.52631578947368%

Number of Loans Made by Interest Rate
Interest Rate Number of loans
0.0% to 2.0% 00
2.1% to 4.0% 00
4.1% to 6.0% 19
6.1% to 8.0% 00
8.1% - 10.0% 00
10.1%-12.0% 00
12.1%-14.0% 00
14.1% + 00
Total 19

5. Types and Dollar Amounts of AT Financed

Types and Dollar Amounts of AT Financed
Type of AT Number of Devices Financed Dollar Value of Loans
Vision 02 $3,397
Hearing 05 $13,398
Speech communication 00 $0
Learning, cognition, and developmental 00 $0
Mobility, seating and positioning 09 $52,028
Daily living 00 $0
Environmental adaptations 00 $0
Vehicle modification and transportation 05 $9,998
Computers and related 01 $12,958
Recreation, sports, and leisure 00 $0
Total 22 $91,779

6. Defaults

Defaults
Number Loans in default 04
Net loss for loans in default $10,679

B. State Financing Activities that provide consumers with resources and services that result in the acquisition of AT devices and services

1. Overview of Activities Performed

How many other state financing activities that provide consumers with access to funds for the purchase of AT devices and services were included in your approved state plan? 00


C. State Financing Activities that Allow Consumers to Obtain AT at Reduced Cost

1. Overview of Activities Performed

How many state financing activities that allow consumers to obtain AT at a reduced cost were included in your approved state plan? 01
Activity 1
How would you describe this state financing activity? Other: Advocacy for navigating funding systems
2. Geographic Distribution and Number of Individuals Served
Geographic Distribution
County of Residence Individuals Served
A. Metro (RUCC 1-3) 11
B. Non-Metro (RUCC 4-9) 01
C. Total Served 12

Performance Measure Number
Performance Measure Number
D. Excluded from Performance Measure 00
E. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures 12

If a number is reported in D you must provide a description of the reason the individuals are excluded from the performance measure:

3. Types and Dollar Amounts of AT Funded
Types and Dollar Amounts of AT Funded
Type of AT Device / Service Number Provided Total Estimated
Current Retail
Purchase Price
Total Price for
Which Devices
Were Sold
Savings
to Consumers
Vision 01 $1,995 $0 $1,995
Hearing 00 $0 $0 $0
Speech communication 00 $0 $0 $0
Learning, cognition, and developmental 00 $0 $0 $0
Mobility, seating and positioning 10 $6,000 $200 $5,800
Daily living 00 $0 $0 $0
Environmental adaptations 00 $0 $0 $0
Vehicle modification and transportation 00 $0 $0 $0
Computers and related 01 $3,025 $25 $3,000
Recreation, sports, and leisure 00 $0 $0 $0
Total 12 $11,020 $225 $10,795

D. Anecdote

Mr. and Mrs. Bravo were raising their 12-year-old granddaughter and 9 year-old grandson. Both children a form of muscular dystrophy and were losing mobility. Their physical therapist recommended swimming as the most beneficial form of exercise. The Bravos applied for a $20,000 AzLAT loan to modify their home by adding an in-ground swimming pool. Their application was approved based on income and credit worthiness. However, the loan review committee had concerns that the pool did not include a lift to help the kids get in and out of the pool safely and a heater to allow year-round use. Following discussions with the borrowers, the committee approved a higher loan amount that included funding for the pool lift and a heater. The additional items made the pool truly accessible for the grandkids.

Impact Area

Mario, now 35, was shot in the neck when he was 25. The high-level spinal cord injury he sustained left him unable to walk, use his hands or breathe without the assistance of a ventilator. He uses an eye gaze camera system to operate his computer. However, his existing camera was 7 years old and had stopped working, which meant he could no longer use his computer. The challenge Mario faced was that a replacement system would cost several thousand dollars. This expense is not covered by his insurance and he could not buy it on his limited income. The AzTAP Assistive Technology (AT) Specialist stepped in to help Mario obtain funding for a new eye gaze camera. Working collaboratively with Mario, the AT Specialist negotiated with vendors, obtained price quotes and researched potential funding sources. The AT Specialist then helped Mario submit an application to the Travis Roy Foundation. The Foundation agreed to pay $3000 for the device and Mario’s contribution was $25 – an amount he could afford!