National Assistive Technology Act Data System

Annual Progress Report - Full Report

Oklahoma 2020

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:
405.744.9864
TTY:
800.257.1705

Lead Agency

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

Certifying Representative

Name (last, first):
Jaco, Linda
Title:
Director
Phone:
405-744-9864
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 107 79 186
Approved Not made 17 16 33
Rejected 79 51 130
Total 203 146 349

2. Income of Applicants to Whom Loans Were Made

Lowest/Highest Incomes
Lowest Income: $5,160 Highest Income: $249,300

Average Income
Sum of Incomes Loans Made Average Annual Income
$8,787,776 186 $47,246

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 20 55 36 27 18 30 186
Percentage of Loans 10.75% 29.57% 19.35% 14.52% 9.68% 16.13% 100%

3. Loan Type

Loan Type
Type of Loan Number of Loans Percentage of loans
Revolving Loans 83 44.62%
Partnership Loans
Without interest buy-down or loan guarantee 00 0%
With interest buy-down only 39 20.97%
With loan guarantee only 00 0%
With both interest buy-down and loan guarantee 64 34.41%
Total 186 100%

Loan Type Summary
Type of Loan Number of Loans Dollar Value of Loans
Revolving Loans 83 $211,695
Partnership Loans 103 $671,838
Total 186 $883,533

4. Interest Rates

Interest Rates
Lowest 5%
Highest 5%

Interest Rate Summary
Sum of Interest Rates Number of Loans Made Average Interest Rate
930 186 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% 186
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 186

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 $3,569
Hearing 311 $641,768
Speech communication 00 $0
Learning, cognition, and developmental 00 $0
Mobility, seating and positioning 01 $592
Daily living 06 $1,953
Environmental adaptations 05 $23,858
Vehicle modification and transportation 12 $211,287
Computers and related 01 $506
Recreation, sports, and leisure 00 $0
Total 338 $883,533

6. Defaults

Defaults
Number Loans in default 18
Net loss for loans in default $42,524

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) 19
B. Non-Metro (RUCC 4-9) 18
C. Total Served 37

Performance Measure Number
Performance Measure Number
D. Excluded from Performance Measure 00
E. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures 37

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 136 $7,425
Vehicle modification and transportation 00 $0
Computers and related 00 $0
Recreation, sports, and leisure 00 $0
Total 136 $7,425


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

Vicki of Ponca City contacted the financial loan program offered by ABLE Tech through a partnership with the Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation to purchase needed hearing aids. Vicki said, “My quality of life is so much better! I can hear my sweet little grandkids without asking them continuously to repeat themselves.” The hearing aids also assist Vicki in her employment by helping to hear clients and co-workers better. She also notes she is not missing calls or texts on her cell phone anymore since it alerts her through the hearing aids.

Vicki Selfie
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. 01 63 129 193
2. AT was only available through the AT program. 00 01 03 04
3. AT was available through other programs, but the system was too complex or the wait time too long. 00 00 01 01
4. Subtotal 01 64 133 198
5. None of the above 00 10 08 18
6. Subtotal 01 74 141 216
7. Nonrespondent 00 02 05 07
8. Total 01 76 146 223
9. Performance on this measure 100% 84.21% 91.1%

F. Customer Satisfaction

Satisfaction
Customer Rating of Services Number of Customers Percent
Highly satisfied 120 53.81%
Satisfied 95 42.6%
Satisfied somewhat 01 0.45%
Not at all satisfied 00 0%
Nonrespondent 07 3.14%
Total Surveyed 223
Response rate % 96.86%

G. Notes:

Reutilization

A. Number of Recipients of Reused Devices

Activity Number of Individuals Receiving a Device from Activity
A. Device Exchange 762
B. Device Refurbish/Repair - Reassign and/or Open Ended Loan 1,069
C. Total 1,831

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 76
F. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures 1,755

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

76 pediatric DME and AT items were exchanged for student use in schools.

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 31 $24,930 $0 $24,930
Hearing 02 $180 $0 $180
Speech Communication 07 $20,400 $0 $20,400
Learning, Cognition and Developmental 39 $7,124 $0 $7,124
Mobility, Seating and Positioning 128 $44,860 $1,000 $43,860
Daily Living 9,930 $66,890 $100 $66,790
Environmental Adaptations 1,725 $63,877 $0 $63,877
Vehicle Modification & Transportation 02 $1,958 $0 $1,958
Computers and Related 31 $32,591 $0 $32,591
Recreation, Sports and Leisure 04 $210 $0 $210
Total 11,899 $263,020 $1,100 $261,920

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 379 $271,622 $0 $271,622
Daily Living 996 $155,983 $0 $155,983
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 1,375 $427,605 $0 $427,605

D. Anecdote

Bertalene of Oklahoma City received a threshold ramp from ABLE Tech’s Device Reutilization Program, which improved her independence and mobility getting in and out of her home. Her daughter stated, “Previously, we had to move multiple pieces of furniture before mom could leave our home. Now, mom can get outside, down the threshold, and into a wheelchair-accessible vehicle with ease.” Free, gently-used durable medical equipment (DME) is available through a partnership with ABLE Tech and the State Medicaid Agency, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA).