National Assistive Technology Act Data System

Annual Progress Report - Full Report

Utah 2023

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
https://www.usu.edu/uatp/
Mailing Address:
6855 Old Main Hill
City:
Logan
State:
Utah
Zip Code:
84322
Program Email:
bora.lee@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):
Lee, Bora
Title:
Director
Phone:
435-797-6572
E-mail:
bora.lee@usu.edu
Program Director at Lead Agency (last, first):
Wood, Shelly
Title:
Coordinator
Phone:
435-797-2025
E-mail:
shelly.wood@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):
O'Crowley, Dan
Title:
AT Coordinator
Phone:
435-797-0699
E-mail:
dan.ocrowley@usu.edu

Certifying Representative

Name (last, first):
Smith, Jen
Title:
Grant & Contractor Officer
Phone:
435-797-1272
E-mail:
jen.smith@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 32 09 41
Approved Not made 00 00 00
Rejected 00 00 00
Total 32 09 41

2. Income of Applicants to Whom Loans Were Made

Lowest/Highest Incomes
Lowest Income: $24,768 Highest Income: $696,000

Average Income
Sum of Incomes Loans Made Average Annual Income
$3,529,791 41 $86,092

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 00 07 04 07 05 18 41
Percentage of Loans 0% 17.07% 9.76% 17.07% 12.2% 43.9% 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 06 14.63%
With loan guarantee only 00 0%
With both interest buy-down and loan guarantee 35 85.37%
Total 41 100%

Loan Type Summary
Type of Loan Number of Loans Dollar Value of Loans
Revolving Loans 00 $0
Partnership Loans 41 $340,707
Total 41 $340,707

4. Interest Rates

Interest Rates
Lowest 3%
Highest 6%

Interest Rate Summary
Sum of Interest Rates Number of Loans Made Average Interest Rate
163 41 3.97560975609756%

Number of Loans Made by Interest Rate
Interest Rate Number of loans
0.0% to 2.0% 00
2.1% to 4.0% 19
4.1% to 6.0% 22
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 41

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 70 $186,782
Speech communication 00 $0
Learning, cognition, and developmental 00 $0
Mobility, seating and positioning 02 $74,965
Daily living 00 $0
Environmental adaptations 00 $0
Vehicle modification and transportation 04 $78,960
Computers and related 00 $0
Recreation, sports, and leisure 00 $0
Total 76 $340,707

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? 1
Activity 1
How would you describe this state financing activity?Last resort - Activity

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)76
B. Non-Metro (RUCC 4-9)25
C. Total Served101

Performance Measure
D. Excluded from Performance Measure0
E. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures101

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 40$8,690
Hearing 3$486
Speech communication10$5,005
Learning, cognition, and developmental 0$0
Mobility, seating and positioning12$4,368
Daily living 31$10,936
Environmental adaptations0$0
Vehicle modification and transportation 2$574
Computers and related 0$0
Recreation, sports, and leisure3$1,890
Total101$31,949



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? 1
Activity 1
How would you describe this state financing activity?AT Fabrication or AT Maker Program

2. Geographic Distribution and Number of Individuals Served

County of ResidenceIndividuals Served
A. Metro (RUCC 1-3)1
B. Non-Metro (RUCC 4-9)0
C. Total Served1

Performance Measure
D. Excluded from Performance Measure0
E. Number of Individuals Included in Performance Measures1

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 ProvidedTotal Estimated
Current Retail
Purchase Price
Total Price for
Which Devices
Were Sold
Savings
to Consumers
Vision 0$0$0$0
Hearing 0$0$0$0
Speech communication 0$0$0$0
Learning, cognition, and developmental 0$0$0$0
Mobility, seating and positioning 0$0$0$0
Daily living 1$500$80$420
Environmental adaptations 0$0$0$0
Vehicle modification and transportation 0$0$0$0
Computers and related 0$0$0$0
Recreation, sports, and leisure 0$0$0$0
Total 1$500$80$420


D. Anecdote

A woman who struggles with paralysis and escaping domestic violence received a life-changing grant from the Utah Assistive Technology Foundation. This grant provided her with a fall detection 2-way wrist voice alert system, offering independence and peace of mind without monthly fees. Grateful for the assistance, she now advocates for the transformative impact of assistive technology, sharing her story to raise awareness.

Impact Area

The Utah Assistive Technology Program (UATP) employs 3D printing to craft practical and affordable solutions for everyday challenges. The story began with Shawnie Christensen, who, due to her Muscular Dystrophy, faced difficulty in daily tasks due to low grip strength. Using a hanger as an improvised grabbing tool, she sought a more efficient solution. UATP stepped in, utilizing 3D printing to create a custom electric grabber tailored to Shawnie's needs. The grabber exceeded expectations, becoming an integral part of Shawnie's daily life until it eventually broke. Undeterred, the UATP lab team, led by Dan O'Crowley, went back to the drawing board, 3D-printing new and improved parts to enhance the device's functionality and durability. Recognizing the tool's value, UATP has shared directions for a DIY version, inviting others to experience the benefits contributing to the accessibility and independence of individuals facing similar challenges.