National Assistive Technology Act Data System

Annual Progress Report - Full Report

Oklahoma 2019

General Information

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

State AT Program Title:
Oklahoma ABLE Tech
State AT Program Title:
State AT Program URL
https://www.okabletech.org/
Mailing Address:
1514 W Hall of Fame
City:
Stillwater
State:
OK
Zip Code:
74078
Program Email:
abletech@okstate.edu
Phone:
4057449748
TTY:
800.257.1705

Lead Agency

Agency Name:
Oklahoma ABLE Tech
Mailing Address:
1514 W Hall of Fame
City:
Stillwater
State:
OK
Zip Code:
74078
Program URL:
https://www.okabletech.org/

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):
Linda Jaco
Title:
Director
Phone:
405-744-9864
E-mail:
linda.jaco@okstate.edu
Program Director at Lead Agency (last, first):
Linda Jaco
Title:
Director
Phone:
405-744-9864
E-mail:
linda.jaco@okstate.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):
Linda Jaco
Title:
Director
Phone:
4057449864
E-mail:
linda.jaco@okstate.edu

Certifying Representative

Name (last, first):
Linda Jaco
Title:
Director
Phone:
4057449864
E-mail:
linda.jaco@okstate.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 130 143 273
Approved Not made 16 31 47
Rejected 57 81 138
Total 203 255 458

2. Income of Applicants to Whom Loans Were Made

Lowest/Highest Incomes
Lowest Income: $6,000 Highest Income: $202,455

Average Income
Sum of Incomes Loans Made Average Annual Income
$12,551,707 273 $45,977

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 35 64 62 43 26 43 273
Percentage of Loans 12.82% 23.44% 22.71% 15.75% 9.52% 15.75% 100%

3. Loan Type

Loan Type
Type of Loan Number of Loans Percentage of loans
Revolving Loans 198 72.53%
Partnership Loans
Without interest buy-down or loan guarantee 00 0%
With interest buy-down only 16 5.86%
With loan guarantee only 00 0%
With both interest buy-down and loan guarantee 59 21.61%
Total 273 100%

Loan Type Summary
Type of Loan Number of Loans Dollar Value of Loans
Revolving Loans 198 $779,382
Partnership Loans 75 $501,922
Total 273 $1,281,304

4. Interest Rates

Interest Rates
Lowest 5%
Highest 5%

Interest Rate Summary
Sum of Interest Rates Number of Loans Made Average Interest Rate
1,365 273 5%

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% 273
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 273

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 $10,495
Hearing 257 $1,072,229
Speech communication 00 $0
Learning, cognition, and developmental 00 $0
Mobility, seating and positioning 02 $9,183
Daily living 01 $4,014
Environmental adaptations 00 $0
Vehicle modification and transportation 09 $169,012
Computers and related 00 $0
Recreation, sports, and leisure 02 $16,371
Total 273 $1,281,304

6. Defaults

Defaults
Number Loans in default 04
Net loss for loans in default $19,574

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? 01
Activity 1
How would you describe this state financing activity? Other: Smoke Alarms and Specialized Alert Devices
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) 171
B. Non-Metro (RUCC 4-9) 262
C. Total Served 433

Performance Measure Number
Performance Measure Number
D. Excluded from Performance Measure 00
E. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures 433

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 00 $0
Speech communication 00 $0
Learning, cognition, and developmental 00 $0
Mobility, seating and positioning 00 $0
Daily living 00 $0
Environmental adaptations 2,245 $119,691
Vehicle modification and transportation 00 $0
Computers and related 00 $0
Recreation, sports, and leisure 00 $0
Total 2,245 $119,691


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

After back surgery, Jeff knew it was important to stay active and build strength. Jeff has a visual impairment and wanted a way to enjoy the outdoors with his wife, Shelley. Jeff reached out to the financial loan program offered by ABLE Tech through a partnership with Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation for financing options. Through this program he was able to get a low-interest loan to purchase a recumbent tandem trike. Since purchasing the trike, Jeff and Shelley have what amounts to a new lifestyle. They use the trike for everything from running errands to trying out new restaurants.

Jeff on tandem trike behind his wife at a fair
Impact Area

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 68 143 211
2. AT was only available through the AT program. 00 01 439 440
3. AT was available through other programs, but the system was too complex or the wait time too long. 00 01 00 01
4. Subtotal 00 70 582 652
5. None of the above 00 00 00 00
6. Subtotal 00 70 582 652
7. Nonrespondent 00 28 26 54
8. Total 00 98 608 706
9. Performance on this measure NaN% 71.43% 95.72%

F. Customer Satisfaction

Satisfaction
Customer Rating of Services Number of Customers Percent
Highly satisfied 98 13.88%
Satisfied 548 77.62%
Satisfied somewhat 06 0.85%
Not at all satisfied 00 0%
Nonrespondent 54 7.65%
Total Surveyed 706
Response rate % 92.35%

G. Notes:

Reutilization

A. Number of Recipients of Reused Devices

Activity Number of Individuals Receiving a Device from Activity
A. Device Exchange 1,151
B. Device Refurbish/Repair - Reassign and/or Open Ended Loan 1,383
C. Total 2,534

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 00
F. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures 2,534

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

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 13 $15,008 $510 $14,498
Hearing 05 $2,385 $0 $2,385
Speech Communication 10 $18,695 $0 $18,695
Learning, Cognition and Developmental 01 $239 $0 $239
Mobility, Seating and Positioning 263 $128,915 $15,000 $113,915
Daily Living 2,339 $84,406 $0 $84,406
Environmental Adaptations 09 $229 $0 $229
Vehicle Modification & Transportation 05 $79,508 $10,000 $69,508
Computers and Related 02 $350 $0 $350
Recreation, Sports and Leisure 09 $251 $0 $251
Total 2,656 $329,986 $25,510 $304,476

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 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 368 $274,461 $0 $274,461
Daily Living 1,051 $213,567 $0 $213,567
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 1,419 $488,028 $0 $488,028

D. Anecdote

Free, gently-used durable medical equipment (DME) is available through a partnership with the state’s Assistive Technology Act Program, ABLE Tech, and the state’s Medicaid agency, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA), also known as “SoonerCare.” Isaac and his caregiver contacted ABLE Tech's Device Reuse Program and were matched with a vehicle lift and a reclining wheelchair which he can use for as long as he needs. Although the program is free for every Oklahoman to utilize, SoonerCare members receive DME from the Reuse Program as a priority above the general public. Isaac and his caregiver were very happy with these items as they relieve the caregiver's back pain during transport and allow Isaac to enjoy community activities. "He’s very excited to be able to go out and loves to play in his swing and pool!"

caregiver pushing Isaac in reclining wheelchair
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. 13 00 2,414 2,427
2. AT was only available through the AT program. 03 00 19 22
3. AT was available through other programs, but the system was too complex or the wait time too long. 04 00 27 31
4. Subtotal 20 00 2,460 2,480
5. None of the above 00 00 27 27
6. Subtotal 20 00 2,487 2,507
7. Nonrespondent 00 00 27 27
8. Total 20 00 2,514 2,534
9. Performance on this measure 100% NaN% 97.85%

F. Customer Satisfaction

Satisfaction
Customer Rating of Services Number of Customers Percent
Highly satisfied 2,471 97.51%
Satisfied 18 0.71%
Satisfied somewhat 05 0.2%
Not at all satisfied 00 0%
Nonrespondent 40 1.58%
Total Surveyed 2,534
Response rate % 98.42%

G. Notes:

Device Loan

A. Short-Term Device Loans by Type of Purpose

Loans By Purpose
Primary Purpose of Short-Term Device Loan Number
Assist in decision-making (device trial or evaluation) 2,397
Serve as loaner during service repair or while waiting for funding 37
Provide an accommodation on a short-term basis for a time-limited event/situation 156
Conduct training, self-education or other professional development activity 129
Total 2,719

B. Short-Term Device Loan by Type of Borrower

LOANS By Borrower Type
Type of Individual or Entity Number of Device Borrowers
Individuals with Disabilities 1,341
Family Members, Guardians, and Authorized Representatives 405
Representative of Education 596
Representative of Employment 05
Representatives of Health, Allied Health, and Rehabilitation 360
Representatives of Community Living 01
Representatives of Technology 11
Total 2,719

C. Length of Short-Term Device Loans

Length of Short-Term Device Loan in Days 42

D. Types of Devices Loaned

Types of Devices Loaned
Type of AT Device Number
Vision 1,077
Hearing 320
Speech Communication 479
Learning, Cognition and Developmental 187
Mobility, Seating and Positioning 44
Daily Living 53
Environmental Adaptations 191
Vehicle Modification and Transportation 00
Computers and Related 332
Recreation, Sports and Leisure 43
Total 2,726

E. Anecdote

Emma is a 13-year-old not able to attend her local public school and interact with her peers. Bartlesville Public Schools (BPS) borrowed the Double Robot from Oklahoma ABLE Tech to allow Emma to have access to the classroom and her peers while at home. The Double Robot enabled her to attend and participate fully in her core classes and receive live instruction. It has been so well received that BPS Foundation submitted a grant proposal to pilot a Double Robot for the next school year.