National Assistive Technology Act Data System

Annual Progress Report - Full Report

Utah 2020

General Information

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

State AT Program Title:
Utah Assistive Technology Program
State AT Program Title:
State AT Program URL
www.uatpat.org
Mailing Address:
6855 Old Main Hill
City:
Logan
State:
Utah
Zip Code:
84322
Program Email:
sachin.pavithran@usu.edu
Phone:
800-524-5152
TTY:
435-797-2355

Lead Agency

Agency Name:
Utah Assistive Technology Program
Mailing Address:
6855 Old Main Hill
City:
Logan
State:
Utah
Zip Code:
84322
Program URL:
https://www.usu.edu/uatp/

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):
Pavithran, Sachin
Title:
Program Director
Phone:
435-797-6572
E-mail:
sachin.pavithran@usu.edu
Program Director at Lead Agency (last, first):
Summers, Lois
Title:
Coordinator
Phone:
435-797-2025
E-mail:
lois.summers@usu.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):
Lee, Bora
Title:
Data Collection Coordinator
Phone:
435-797-0466
E-mail:
bora.lee@usu.edu

Certifying Representative

Name (last, first):
Redd, Maren
Title:
Grant & Contractor Administrator
Phone:
435-797-9089
E-mail:
maren.redd@usu.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 52 07 59
Approved Not made 01 02 03
Rejected 15 02 17
Total 68 11 79

2. Income of Applicants to Whom Loans Were Made

Lowest/Highest Incomes
Lowest Income: $12,000 Highest Income: $180,000

Average Income
Sum of Incomes Loans Made Average Annual Income
$3,571,082 59 $60,527

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 03 06 08 16 11 15 59
Percentage of Loans 5.08% 10.17% 13.56% 27.12% 18.64% 25.42% 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 09 15.25%
With loan guarantee only 00 0%
With both interest buy-down and loan guarantee 50 84.75%
Total 59 100%

Loan Type Summary
Type of Loan Number of Loans Dollar Value of Loans
Revolving Loans 00 $0
Partnership Loans 59 $398,727
Total 59 $398,727

4. Interest Rates

Interest Rates
Lowest 1%
Highest 3%

Interest Rate Summary
Sum of Interest Rates Number of Loans Made Average Interest Rate
114 59 1.93220338983051%

Number of Loans Made by Interest Rate
Interest Rate Number of loans
0.0% to 2.0% 35
2.1% to 4.0% 24
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 59

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 72 $245,546
Speech communication 00 $0
Learning, cognition, and developmental 00 $0
Mobility, seating and positioning 00 $0
Daily living 01 $1,995
Environmental adaptations 00 $0
Vehicle modification and transportation 05 $151,186
Computers and related 00 $0
Recreation, sports, and leisure 00 $0
Total 78 $398,727

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

Gerardo from Tooele needed a stair lift, but had very little income. He had spinal stenosis, arthritis and back problems. His grandson also had a disability and was able to get a loan through UATP for a refurbished stair lift to help his grandfather. It has been hard to collect more information due to language barriers, but it is safe to say that the assistive technology went to someone who would not have been able to receive it without UATP's help. The stair lift makes it possible for Gerardo to access all levels of his home, increasing his independence and safety.

Narrative Picture
Impact Area

Sheryl Horspool of Sandy received an AT loan for hearing aids. "I didn't want to pay a big chunk of my money," she said, especially when times feel so uncertain. The loan helped her to obtain the hearing aids while paying payments, which were more manageable. She also paid less in interest than she would have otherwise.

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 18 25 44
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 04 04
4. Subtotal 01 18 29 48
5. None of the above 00 00 04 04
6. Subtotal 01 18 33 52
7. Nonrespondent 00 02 05 07
8. Total 01 20 38 59
9. Performance on this measure 100% 90% 76.32%

F. Customer Satisfaction

Satisfaction
Customer Rating of Services Number of Customers Percent
Highly satisfied 59 100%
Satisfied 00 0%
Satisfied somewhat 00 0%
Not at all satisfied 00 0%
Nonrespondent 00 0%
Total Surveyed 59
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 07
B. Device Refurbish/Repair - Reassign and/or Open Ended Loan 346
C. Total 353

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 353

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 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 06 $7,195 $445 $6,750
Daily Living 01 $25 $5 $20
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 07 $7,220 $450 $6,770

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 64 $73 $0 $73
Hearing 00 $0 $0 $0
Speech Communication 00 $0 $0 $0
Learning, Cognition and Developmental 05 $150 $10 $140
Mobility, Seating and Positioning 257 $357,791 $18,824 $338,967
Daily Living 20 $946 $40 $906
Environmental Adaptations 13 $1,170 $160 $1,010
Vehicle Modification & Transportation 04 $1,085 $100 $985
Computers and Related 00 $0 $0 $0
Recreation, Sports and Leisure 00 $0 $0 $0
Total 363 $361,215 $19,134 $342,081

D. Anecdote

Parts from a tilt wheelchair, a 20 inch cart wheel and a grate were all repurposed for a side car for Parker Layton of the greater Salt Lake City area. The young client loves to go on bike rides with his family, but he can no longer fit in a bike carrier. A number of custom made parts went into the project as well. Plans for the side car will be made available on instructables in the future. Volunteer Mike Stokes led this project, and anonymous donors paid for it.