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1 1 NISAT Statewide AT Program Data Reutilization National Conference on Reuse Atlanta, GA September 15, 2009

2 2 Data Collection System for AT Act  What is NISAT?  Approved Data Collection System for Statewide AT Programs  Funded under AT Act  Administered by US Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration  Why Should Reuse Programs Care About NISAT? Provides a foundation- consistency  Identified Data Elements  Categorization of Devices  Process for Collecting & Reporting Data  Documents Impact: Data Tells the Story

3 3  Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended in 2004  Reutilization: one of seven activities required under the AT Act.  State shall directly, or in collaboration with public or private entities, carry out assistive technology device reutilization programs that provide for the exchange, repair, recycling, or other reutilization of assistive technology devices, which may include redistribution through device sales, loans, rentals, or donations. Device Reutilization Assistive Technology Act of 1998 as amended, PL SEC. 4. State Grants for Assistive Technology (e)(2) State Level Activities (B) Device Reutilization Programs

4 4 Types of Reuse Programs  Device Exchange  Want-Ad Digest/e-Bay for AT  Device Reassignment/Refurbish  Devices accepted (usually by donation) into an inventory; are repaired, sanitized, and/or refurbished as needed; and then offered for sale, loan, rental, or give away to consumers as recycled products.  Includes devices repaired for an individual (without the ownership of the device changing hands)  Open-Ended Loan  Borrower of a device can keep the device as long as needed

5 5 Where Are We?  Where Did We Start?  Voluntary Data Collection State AT Programs (2006)  Preceded approved data collection system for AT Programs  Covered October 1, 2005-September 30,2006  24 of 56 Statewide AT Programs responded to Reuse questions  Where Are We Now  2007 Data Report (partial year Feb ’07-Sept.’07)  2008 Data Report (Oct ’07-Sept ’08)  2009 Data Report (Oct ’08- Sept ’09)

6 6 Where Do the 12 Reuse Demos Fit In?  8 of 12 Demo Projects Administered by State AT Programs  Data Reported as part of Statewide AT Program Annual Report  4 Programs Not Affiliated with AT Programs  Data not reflected in Statewide AT Program Data

7 7 So What’s The Story Voluntary  24 Programs Reported Reuse Data 2008 Data Report  All 56 State AT Programs Reported At Least One Reuse Activity

8 8 Device Reutilization  Device Exchange  43 state AT Programs with Device Exchange  Refurbish/Reassignment Programs  40 state AT Programs Reporting Data  7 states with Computer Reassignment  40 states with General Reassignment  Open-Ended Loan Programs  28 state AT Programs with Open-Ended Loan programs  Multiple Programs Operational in Several States  17 AT Programs Operate Exchange, Refurbish & Open- Ended Loan

9 9 Variety of Reuse Activities Implemented Reuse Activities Implemented by State AT Programs Exchange; Refurbishment/Recycle; Open Loan

10 10 Program Structure  Program Operations  Centrally Operated: 29  Regionally Operated: 3  Combination (Central & Regional): 23  34 Programs Use Contractors  Programs That Offer Reuse Service At No Cost  To Consumers: 52  To Professionals: 27

11 11 Types of Data Collected  Aggregated Data: Not Individual Reports  Number of Individuals Obtaining Devices  Devices: Categorized by Type  Availability of Devices: Devices in Inventory  Number of Devices Acquired  Cost Savings  Current Purchase Price of Device (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) or value of comparable device.  Cost to Consumer or Individual to acquire  Calculates savings to Consumer

12 12 Types of Data Collected  Performance Measure (Caveat- Who is Counted)  Primary Purpose of Use  Education  Employment  Community Living  Reason for Using AT Reuse Program  Could ONLY AFFORD the AT through the statewide AT program.  AT was ONLY AVAILABLE through the statewide AT program.  AT was available through other programs, but the system was TOO COMPLEX or the WAIT time was TOO LONG  Consumer Satisfaction

13 Compared to 2008: Total Devices & Individuals

14 Compared to 2008: Total Devices & Individuals

15 15 Individuals Served & Number of Devices ExchangeRefurbish/ Reassign Open-Ended Loan Consumers 2008 (24,805) 1,18020,0203,603 Devices 2006 (5,602) 6784, (31,069) 1,31223,7386,019

16 16 ExchangeRefurbish/ Reassign Open- Ended Loan TOTAL $5,014,921 (2006) $3,365,398$11,553,160$2,410,775 $17,329,333 (2008) Cost Savings

17 17 Top Three Types of Devices: Exchange Mobility (36%) Daily Living (21%) Daily Living EXCHANGE: 2008 EXCHANGE: 2006 Mobility Vehicles Vehicle Access Vehicles (9%)

18 18 Top Three Types of Devices: Refurbish Mobility (60%) Daily Living (22%) Computers REFURBISH/REASSIGN: 2008 REFURBISH/REASSIGN: 2006 Mobility Daily Living Computers (11%)

19 19 Top Three Types of Devices: Open Loan Mobility (61%) Learning (7%) Computers OPEN-ENDED LOAN: 2008 OPEN-ENDED LOAN: 2006 Mobility Leisure Equipment Env Mods (6%)

20 20 User Response: Reason  Could ONLY AFFORD the AT through the statewide AT program.  AT was ONLY AVAILABLE through the statewide AT program.  AT was available through other programs, but the system was TOO COMPLEX or the WAIT time was TOO LONG

21 21 Reasons to Access AT Reuse Program

22 22 CONTACT Deborah V. Buck, Director National Information System for Assistive Technology (NISAT) voice/TTY fax cell NISAT is a program of the Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP) NISAT is a program of the Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP)


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