National Assistive Technology Act Data System

Annual Progress Report - Full Report

Colorado 2020

General Information

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

State AT Program Title:
Assistive Technology Program of Colorado
State AT Program Title:
State AT Program URL
www1.ucdenver.edu/centers/cide
Mailing Address:
1201 5th St., Suite 240
City:
Denver
State:
Colorado
Zip Code:
80204
Program Email:
cide@ucdenver.edu
Phone:
3033151280
TTY:

Lead Agency

Agency Name:
Center for Inclusive Design and Engineering
Mailing Address:
1201 5th St., Suite 240
City:
Denver
State:
CO
Zip Code:
80204
Program URL:
www1.ucdenver.edu/centers/cide

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):
Melonis, Maureen
Title:
Program Director
Phone:
303-315-1283
E-mail:
maureen.melonis@ucdenver.edu
Program Director at Lead Agency (last, first):
Melonis, Maureen
Title:
Program Director
Phone:
303-315-1283
E-mail:
maureen.melonis@ucdenver.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):
Beems, Julia
Title:
Outreach Coordinator
Phone:
3033151284
E-mail:
julia.beems@ucdenver.edu

Certifying Representative

Name (last, first):
Bocco, Jeanne
Title:
Senior Postaward Accountant
Phone:
303-724-1157
E-mail:
Alougbavi.Bocco@cuanschutz.edu

State Financing

Did your approved state plan for this reporting period include any State Financing? No
Did your approved state plan for this reporting period include conducting a Financial Loan Program? No

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

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 00 00 00
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 00 00
5. None of the above 00 00 00 00
6. Subtotal 00 00 00 00
7. Nonrespondent 00 00 00 00
8. Total 00 00 00 00
9. Performance on this measure NaN% NaN% NaN%

F. Customer Satisfaction

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

G. Notes:

Reutilization

A. Number of Recipients of Reused Devices

Activity Number of Individuals Receiving a Device from Activity
A. Device Exchange 134
B. Device Refurbish/Repair - Reassign and/or Open Ended Loan 00
C. Total 134

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 134

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 06 $41,826 $6,000 $35,826
Hearing 09 $16,965 $4,050 $12,915
Speech Communication 30 $42,720 $30,750 $11,970
Learning, Cognition and Developmental 01 $348 $0 $348
Mobility, Seating and Positioning 28 $57,120 $4,200 $52,920
Daily Living 20 $25,040 $11,000 $14,040
Environmental Adaptations 04 $16,000 $4,000 $12,000
Vehicle Modification & Transportation 08 $240,000 $120,000 $120,000
Computers and Related 23 $16,100 $8,487 $7,613
Recreation, Sports and Leisure 05 $7,200 $625 $6,575
Total 134 $463,319 $189,112 $274,207

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 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

D. Anecdote

Several of our schools received out-of-date used equipment from our loan bank (i.e. Voice Pal, armrest support, switch hopper for USB, cooshie seat, etc.) to supplement their programs and provide continued access to equipment the students have learned and are accustomed to using. With the equipment being received just prior to the COVID-19 outbreak and IEPs amended multiple times, it was difficult to determine best use of equipment and document student use and success.

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. 34 03 82 119
2. AT was only available through the AT program. 01 02 03 06
3. AT was available through other programs, but the system was too complex or the wait time too long. 02 00 07 09
4. Subtotal 37 05 92 134
5. None of the above 00 00 00 00
6. Subtotal 37 05 92 134
7. Nonrespondent 00 00 00 00
8. Total 37 05 92 134
9. Performance on this measure 100% 100% 100%

F. Customer Satisfaction

Satisfaction
Customer Rating of Services Number of Customers Percent
Highly satisfied 00 0%
Satisfied 132 98.51%
Satisfied somewhat 02 1.49%
Not at all satisfied 00 0%
Nonrespondent 00 0%
Total Surveyed 134
Response rate % 100%

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) 574
Serve as loaner during service repair or while waiting for funding 36
Provide an accommodation on a short-term basis for a time-limited event/situation 115
Conduct training, self-education or other professional development activity 50
Total 775

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 82
Family Members, Guardians, and Authorized Representatives 00
Representative of Education 672
Representative of Employment 01
Representatives of Health, Allied Health, and Rehabilitation 00
Representatives of Community Living 20
Representatives of Technology 00
Total 775

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 01
Hearing 18
Speech Communication 289
Learning, Cognition and Developmental 332
Mobility, Seating and Positioning 22
Daily Living 31
Environmental Adaptations 16
Vehicle Modification and Transportation 02
Computers and Related 24
Recreation, Sports and Leisure 40
Total 775

E. Anecdote

C is part of a large family of six kids and an activity they all like to do together during the COVID isolation is gaming. Two-year old C enjoyed watching but he wanted to be part of the action. C was already learning to use two-step scanning skills in games on a computer and his parents asked if there was a way for him to play XBOX. An AT consultant for EI saw that they had the XBOX adapted controller in the AT program library. The family was able to borrow the adapter, attach and set up the XBOX controller for him and for the first time C was no longer an observer but an active part of the family activity. After the loan period, C was able to purchase his own XBOX adaptive controller and has been gaming ever since!