National Assistive Technology Act Data System

Annual Progress Report - Full Report

Kansas 2021

General Information

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

State AT Program Title:
KU AT Program: Assistive Technology for Kansans
State AT Program Title:
State AT Program URL
www.atk.ku.edu
Mailing Address:
2601 Gabriel Ave.
City:
Parsons
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
67357
Program Email:
ssack@ku.edu
Phone:
620-421-8367
TTY:
620-421-0954

Lead Agency

Agency Name:
The University of Kansas Center for Research Inc.
Mailing Address:
Youngberg Hall 2385 Irving Hill Road
City:
Lawrence
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66044
Program URL:
http://www.atk.ku.edu

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):
Sack, Sara
Title:
Senior Research Professor
Phone:
620-421-8367
E-mail:
ssack@ku.edu
Program Director at Lead Agency (last, first):
Sack, Sara
Title:
Senior Research Professor
Phone:
620-421-8367
E-mail:
ssack@ku.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):
Reed, Alicia
Title:
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Office of Research
Phone:
785-864-7231
E-mail:
amreed@ku.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 19 29 48
Approved Not made 00 01 01
Rejected 00 06 06
Total 19 36 55

2. Income of Applicants to Whom Loans Were Made

Lowest/Highest Incomes
Lowest Income: $2,040 Highest Income: $124,140

Average Income
Sum of Incomes Loans Made Average Annual Income
$1,806,144 48 $37,628

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 05 09 16 10 05 03 48
Percentage of Loans 10.42% 18.75% 33.33% 20.83% 10.42% 6.25% 100%

3. Loan Type

Loan Type
Type of Loan Number of Loans Percentage of loans
Revolving Loans 48 100%
Partnership Loans
Without interest buy-down or loan guarantee 00 0%
With interest buy-down only 00 0%
With loan guarantee only 00 0%
With both interest buy-down and loan guarantee 00 0%
Total 48 100%

Loan Type Summary
Type of Loan Number of Loans Dollar Value of Loans
Revolving Loans 48 $682,730
Partnership Loans 00 $0
Total 48 $682,730

4. Interest Rates

Interest Rates
Lowest 5.5%
Highest 5.5%

Interest Rate Summary
Sum of Interest Rates Number of Loans Made Average Interest Rate
264 48 5.5%

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% 48
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 48

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 13 $62,039
Speech communication 00 $0
Learning, cognition, and developmental 00 $0
Mobility, seating and positioning 04 $16,179
Daily living 03 $21,355
Environmental adaptations 00 $0
Vehicle modification and transportation 28 $583,157
Computers and related 00 $0
Recreation, sports, and leisure 00 $0
Total 48 $682,730

6. Defaults

Defaults
Number Loans in default 08
Net loss for loans in default $11,720

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? 2
Activity 1
How would you describe this state financing activity?Other: Funding Eligibility Assistance

2. Geographic Distribution, Number of Individuals Who Acquired AT Devices and Services and Number for whom Performance Measure Data are Collected

County of ResidenceIndividuals Served
A. Metro (RUCC 1-3)160
B. Non-Metro (RUCC 4-9)392
C. Total Served552

Performance Measure
D. Excluded from Performance Measure0
E. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures552

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

Type of AT Device / ServiceNumber of Devices
Funded
Value of
AT Provided
Vision 3730671.00
Hearing 4513164.00
Speech communication5572938.00
Learning, cognition, and developmental 2411037.00
Mobility, seating and positioning9172628.00
Daily living 25673706.00
Environmental adaptations2144640.00
Vehicle modification and transportation 1028502.00
Computers and related 194508.00
Recreation, sports, and leisure62661.00
Total564354455.00

Activity 2
How would you describe this state financing activity?Telecommunications equipment distribution

2. Geographic Distribution, Number of Individuals Who Acquired AT Devices and Services and Number for whom Performance Measure Data are Collected

County of ResidenceIndividuals Served
A. Metro (RUCC 1-3)163
B. Non-Metro (RUCC 4-9)155
C. Total Served318

Performance Measure
D. Excluded from Performance Measure0
E. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures318

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

Type of AT Device / ServiceNumber of Devices
Funded
Value of
AT Provided
Vision 10425546.00
Hearing 20651091.00
Speech communication398950.00
Learning, cognition, and developmental 429690.00
Mobility, seating and positioning31650.00
Daily living 00.00
Environmental adaptations00.00
Vehicle modification and transportation 00.00
Computers and related 00.00
Recreation, sports, and leisure00.00
Total39496927.00



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? 0

D. Anecdote

An older woman contacted Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK) to find out more about accessible telephones. She uses a standard telephone but can’t hear it. She is having surgery in regard to other health issues and is worried about missing calls from her medical team and family. ATK staff demonstrated a variety of phones and signalers. She was able to select a phone that worked well for her and got the information for a doorbell signaler. ATK staff helped her complete a Telecommunications Access Program (TAP) application, got a service provider to verify her disability, and the phone was in place the next week – in plenty of time before her surgery. She called to let us know that phone was working great!