National Assistive Technology Act Data System

Annual Progress Report - Full Report

Wyoming 2018

General Information

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

State AT Program Title:
Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources
State AT Program Title:
State AT Program URL
http://www.uwyo.edu/wind/watr/
Mailing Address:
1000 E. University Avenue, Dept. 4298
City:
Laramie
State:
Wyoming
Zip Code:
82071
Program Email:
watr@uwyo.edu
Phone:
(888) 989-9463
TTY:
(307) 766-2720

Lead Agency

Agency Name:
Wyoming Institute for Disabilities
Mailing Address:
1000 E. University Avenue, Dept. 4298
City:
Laramie
State:
Wyoming
Zip Code:
82071
Program URL:
http://www.uwyo.edu/wind/index.html

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):
Root-Elledge, Sandra
Title:
Executive Director
Phone:
(307) 766-2764
E-mail:
sre@uwyo.edu
Program Director at Lead Agency (last, first):
Title:
Phone:
E-mail:
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):
Knopf, Gisele
Title:
Assistive Technology Program Specialist
Phone:
(307) 766-2051
E-mail:
gknopf@uwyo.edu

Certifying Representative

Name (last, first):
Grant Hulme, Diana
Title:
Assoc, V.P. Research & Economic Dev Ofc
Phone:
(307) 766-6811
E-mail:
dhulme@uwyo.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 03 03 06
Approved Not made 01 00 01
Rejected 01 01 02
Total 05 04 09

2. Income of Applicants to Whom Loans Were Made

Lowest/Highest Incomes
Lowest Income: $28,800 Highest Income: $63,600

Average Income
Sum of Incomes Loans Made Average Annual Income
$243,207 06 $40,535

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 01 00 02 01 02 00 06
Percentage of Loans 16.67% 0% 33.33% 16.67% 33.33% 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 06 100%
With loan guarantee only 00 0%
With both interest buy-down and loan guarantee 00 0%
Total 06 100%

Loan Type Summary
Type of Loan Number of Loans Dollar Value of Loans
Revolving Loans 00 $0
Partnership Loans 06 $79,514
Total 06 $79,514

4. Interest Rates

Interest Rates
Lowest 4%
Highest 4%

Interest Rate Summary
Sum of Interest Rates Number of Loans Made Average Interest Rate
24 06 4%

Number of Loans Made by Interest Rate
Interest Rate Number of loans
0.0% to 2.0% 00
2.1% to 4.0% 06
4.1% to 6.0% 00
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 06

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 00 $0
Hearing 01 $2,400
Speech communication 00 $0
Learning, cognition, and developmental 00 $0
Mobility, seating and positioning 02 $26,114
Daily living 00 $0
Environmental adaptations 00 $0
Vehicle modification and transportation 03 $51,000
Computers and related 00 $0
Recreation, sports, and leisure 00 $0
Total 06 $79,514

6. Defaults

Defaults
Number Loans in default 00
Net loss for loans in default $0

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? 00

D. Anecdote

A family who resides in Natrona County in Wyoming went through the Wyoming Technology Access Program (WyTAP) to get help with financing a Honda Conversion Van to transport their son around town who has Cerebral Palsy. They are now able to safely transport their son to school and appointments.

Impact Area

A Wyoming Natrona County resident, who is an individual who had a lower right leg amputation, utilized the Wyoming Technology Access Program (WyTAP) for financing bathroom modifications and ramp construction to enter their home. This individual and their spouse were renting an apartment after the amputation because the amputee could not access their house until after these modifications were completed. They are now back in their home and are very happy with these new accommodations.

Impact Area

E. Performance Measures

Performance Measures
Response Primary Purpose for Which AT is Needed Total
Education Employment Community Living
1. Could only afford the AT through the AT program. 00 00 05 05
2. AT was only available through the AT program. 00 00 00 00
3. AT was available through other programs, but the system was too complex or the wait time too long. 00 00 00 00
4. Subtotal 00 00 05 05
5. None of the above 00 00 00 00
6. Subtotal 00 00 05 05
7. Nonrespondent 00 00 01 01
8. Total 00 00 06 06
9. Performance on this measure NaN% NaN% 83.33%

F. Customer Satisfaction

Satisfaction
Customer Rating of Services Number of Customers Percent
Highly satisfied 06 100%
Satisfied 00 0%
Satisfied somewhat 00 0%
Not at all satisfied 00 0%
Nonrespondent 00 0%
Total Surveyed 06
Response rate % 100%

G. Notes:

Reutilization

A. Number of Recipients of Reused Devices

Activity Number of Individuals Receiving a Device from Activity
A. Device Exchange 00
B. Device Refurbish/Repair - Reassign and/or Open Ended Loan 61
C. Total 61

Performance Measure
D. Device Exchange - Excluded from Performance Measure 00
E. Reassignment/Refurbishment and Repair and Open Ended Loans - Excluded from Performance Measure because AT is provided to or on behalf of an entity that has an obligation to provide the AT such as schools under IDEA or VR agencies/clients 01
F. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures 60

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

An individual working with the Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, purchased through WATR's reuse program CDs related to learning ASL Sign Language Animations for employment-related activities.

B. Device Exchange Activities

Device Exchange
Type of AT Device Number of Devices Exchanged Total Estimated Current Purchase Price Total Price for Which Device(s) Were Exchanged Savings to Consumers
Vision 00 $0 $0 $0
Hearing 00 $0 $0 $0
Speech Communication 00 $0 $0 $0
Learning, Cognition and Developmental 00 $0 $0 $0
Mobility, Seating and Positioning 00 $0 $0 $0
Daily Living 00 $0 $0 $0
Environmental Adaptations 00 $0 $0 $0
Vehicle Modification & Transportation 00 $0 $0 $0
Computers and Related 00 $0 $0 $0
Recreation, Sports and Leisure 00 $0 $0 $0
Total 00 $0 $0 $0

C. Device Refurbish/Repair - Reassignment and/or Open Ended Loan Activities

Device Reassign/Repair/Refurbish and/or OEL
Type of AT Device Number of Devices Reassigned/Refurbished and Repaired Total Estimated Current Purchase Price Total Price for Which Device(s) Were Sold Savings to Consumers
Vision 03 $3,505 $475 $3,030
Hearing 01 $100 $20 $80
Speech Communication 06 $1,569 $52 $1,517
Learning, Cognition and Developmental 00 $0 $0 $0
Mobility, Seating and Positioning 52 $22,659 $1 $22,658
Daily Living 11 $3,173 $10 $3,163
Environmental Adaptations 00 $0 $0 $0
Vehicle Modification & Transportation 01 $40 $10 $30
Computers and Related 00 $0 $0 $0
Recreation, Sports and Leisure 04 $933 $60 $873
Total 78 $31,979 $628 $31,351

D. Anecdote

Two University of Wyoming WWAMI medical students contacted Terri Wofford, SLP with WATR, for assistance with communication supports for a summer trip abroad to Nepal in South Asia. One of the devices that were brought to Nepal was a Mini Message Mate communication device from the WATR Reuse Program which was then donated to a stroke victim to use to communicate with family and medical personnel in Nepal.