National Assistive Technology Act Data System

Annual Progress Report - Full Report

Washington 2018

General Information

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

State AT Program Title:
Washington Assistive Technology Act Program
State AT Program Title:
State AT Program URL
http://watap.org
Mailing Address:
UW Box 357920
City:
Seattle
State:
Wa
Zip Code:
98195
Program Email:
watap@uw.edu
Phone:
800-214-8731
TTY:
866-866-0162

Lead Agency

Agency Name:
UW Center for Technology and Disability Studies
Mailing Address:
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE Box 359472
City:
Seattle
State:
Wa
Zip Code:
98195
Program URL:
http://www.washington.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):
Knue, Alan
Title:
Director
Phone:
2066856836
E-mail:
aknue@uw.edu
Program Director at Lead Agency (last, first):
Knue, Alan
Title:
Director
Phone:
2066856836
E-mail:
aknue@uw.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):
Rhodes, Carol
Title:
Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
Phone:
2065434043
E-mail:
osp@uw.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 105 09 114
Approved Not made 21 02 23
Rejected 13 01 14
Total 139 12 151

2. Income of Applicants to Whom Loans Were Made

Lowest/Highest Incomes
Lowest Income: $2,364 Highest Income: $207,624

Average Income
Sum of Incomes Loans Made Average Annual Income
$5,282,844 114 $46,341

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 43 19 20 06 08 18 114
Percentage of Loans 37.72% 16.67% 17.54% 5.26% 7.02% 15.79% 100%

3. Loan Type

Loan Type
Type of Loan Number of Loans Percentage of loans
Revolving Loans 112 98.25%
Partnership Loans
Without interest buy-down or loan guarantee 00 0%
With interest buy-down only 02 1.75%
With loan guarantee only 00 0%
With both interest buy-down and loan guarantee 00 0%
Total 114 100%

Loan Type Summary
Type of Loan Number of Loans Dollar Value of Loans
Revolving Loans 112 $526,854
Partnership Loans 02 $3,422
Total 114 $530,276

4. Interest Rates

Interest Rates
Lowest 0%
Highest 5%

Interest Rate Summary
Sum of Interest Rates Number of Loans Made Average Interest Rate
560 114 4.91228070175439%

Number of Loans Made by Interest Rate
Interest Rate Number of loans
0.0% to 2.0% 02
2.1% to 4.0% 00
4.1% to 6.0% 112
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 114

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 03 $6,219
Hearing 43 $126,425
Speech communication 00 $0
Learning, cognition, and developmental 01 $253
Mobility, seating and positioning 28 $55,350
Daily living 07 $28,107
Environmental adaptations 02 $15,022
Vehicle modification and transportation 27 $297,720
Computers and related 02 $938
Recreation, sports, and leisure 01 $242
Total 114 $530,276

6. Defaults

Defaults
Number Loans in default 05
Net loss for loans in default $4,993

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? 02
Activity 1
How would you describe this state financing activity? Other: Matched Saving Program
2. Geographic Distribution, Number of Individuals Who Acquired AT Devices and Services and Number for whom Performance Measure Data are Collected
Geographic Distribution
County of Residence Individuals Served
A. Metro (RUCC 1-3) 13
B. Non-Metro (RUCC 4-9) 01
C. Total Served 14

Performance Measure Number
Performance Measure Number
D. Excluded from Performance Measure 00
E. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures 14

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 of Devices
Funded
Value of
AT Provided
Vision 00 $0
Hearing 02 $352
Speech communication 00 $0
Learning, cognition, and developmental 01 $3,526
Mobility, seating and positioning 03 $3,601
Daily living 15 $15,316
Environmental adaptations 00 $0
Vehicle modification and transportation 04 $3,414
Computers and related 05 $3,104
Recreation, sports, and leisure 01 $40
Total 31 $29,353

Activity 2
How would you describe this state financing activity? telecommunications distribution
2. Geographic Distribution, Number of Individuals Who Acquired AT Devices and Services and Number for whom Performance Measure Data are Collected
Geographic Distribution
County of Residence Individuals Served
A. Metro (RUCC 1-3) 81
B. Non-Metro (RUCC 4-9) 02
C. Total Served 83

Performance Measure Number
Performance Measure Number
D. Excluded from Performance Measure 00
E. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures 83

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 of Devices
Funded
Value of
AT Provided
Vision 47 $62,883
Hearing 25 $5,052
Speech communication 00 $0
Learning, cognition, and developmental 00 $0
Mobility, seating and positioning 00 $0
Daily living 00 $0
Environmental adaptations 00 $0
Vehicle modification and transportation 00 $0
Computers and related 76 $50,222
Recreation, sports, and leisure 00 $0
Total 148 $118,157

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? 00

D. Anecdote

When Wesley Salway lost the use of his arms and legs in his early 30s, he was not sure where his life would take him, or even if he would be able to live at home as steps up to the front door meant that he could not enter or leave the house. As the date approached for Wes to leave the hospital, his parents struggled to find a way to make the home accessible so that Wes would not be forced to move into a nursing facility. They did not have enough savings and previous credit issues prevented qualifying for a traditional bank loan. Then they heard about WATAP’s partner, the Northwest Access Fund, and decided to apply. The Salways were approved for a affordable loan that did not put a strain on their finances. They were able to have the necessary home modifications completed for Wes to successfully transition from hospital to home. They are grateful that Wesley has a more ‘normal’ existence instead of living in an adult home or unable to leave the hospital. The home modifications have made this family’s life significantly easier and more enjoyable.