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***Communication 2/19 - DeeDee (speaker), Tori (logistics)
***Communication 2/19 - DeeDee (speaker), Tori (logistics)
***Funding 3/4 - Danny (speaker), Tori (logistics)
***Funding 3/4 - Danny (speaker), Tori (logistics)
***Latest Podcast episode released! - Smart Home Technology
***Latest Podcast episode released! - Smart Home Technology
***Design Competition - Carolyn & Danny lead, Liz support
***Design Competition - Carolyn & Danny lead, Liz support

Revision as of 18:17, 3 February 2020

TFL Mission

  • Increase access to and acquisition of assistive technology devices and services so Georgians of all ages and disabilities can live, learn, work and play independently in communities of their choice.

Team Meeting Expectations

1. All TFL team meetings are no/light device meetings. This means using your device professionally, minimally, as an accommodation, or for emergencies.

2. Be mindful of the time you are given for your updates.

3. Provide thoughtful and comprehensive updates to the team. This time is the opportunity for everyone to learn about TFL projects and activities.


TFL Director Updates (Carolyn)

TFL Research Updates (Ben S. & Carolyn)

Assistive Technology Outcomes & Benefits (ATOB) Journal:

  • Volume 14 the theme of which will be "Literacy" is coming together. Tori is working on the layout and final copy of the first set of articles.
  • The theme for Volume 15 of ATOB will be "AT and Communication." Situation may be right to submit an article based upon our DBHDD project.

Upcoming Presentations:

  • GSHA (Feb 13-15) DBHDD Project - full presentation

What Users of AT Wish Developers Knew About Their Literacy Experiences Project:

  • Transcription of sessions is now complete.
  • Thematic analysis under way.
  • Next step: working with college students from GA Tech.

Work ACCESS Project (Decision Tree Project):

  • Team is assessing feedback from pre-conference and small group expert panels from ATIA.
  • Thanks to Liz and Tori for coordinating registration, publicity, etc. for these events.
  • Thanks to Dee Dee
  • Have preliminary demo of the Work ACCESS decision tree tool was presented at ATIA - received lots of feedback.

Research proposal successfully submitted:

  • FIP (NIDILRR) Mastery of AT & impact on employment for PWD (Ben, Karen, Zerrin, Tori & Liz + Patti Griffiths & Ed Patterson: 3 yr @) $200K)

Other Decision Trees/Algorithum Projects:

  • Aging - Decision Tree Project (Washington State)

TFL State Leadership Activities - (Liz)

  • Data Reminder: Don't forget to include your presentations, trainings, public awareness, education, etc. in the database each month.
  • What Happened & What's Upcoming
    • Today Liz, Danny, Sam and Annabel are providing a training for Troup County High School High Tech focused on Self Advocacy and AT. We will be presenting to 50-75 high school sophomores. Wish us luck! :-)
    • ATIA big success! Thank you to everyone involved!
    • AT3 webinar focused on "Social Media Accessibility" on Wednesday 2/12 at 3:00 PM - Danny and Tori main speakers!
    • Amazon Contract & Video Project
      • Working on scope of work and budget with Patrick (need to talk/update with CP!)
      • Developing scripts/storyboards for videos
      • TFL team members involved: CP, Liz, Sam, Danny, Rachel, DeeDee
    • CIDI Open House and Symposium, May 6-7 - Liz & Sam co-leads for the planning committee along with Chantal; other committee members: Elena, Trin, Shaina, and Zerrin
      • The Open House and keynote speaker will be on the first day, in the late afternoon/evening, the symposium/program will be a full day on the second day
      • More information coming soon!
    • GSU Classes coming up - TFL guest lecture
      • Communication 2/19 - DeeDee (speaker), Tori (logistics)
      • Funding 3/4 - Danny (speaker), Tori (logistics)
    • TechSAge**
      • Latest Podcast episode released! - Smart Home Technology
      • Design Competition - Carolyn & Danny lead, Liz support
        • TFL activity - save the date!
    • TFL Policy and Procedures - Liz, Sam, Gina
      • We have created an "itty bitty policy and procedure committee" that will be overseeing TFL policies and procedures.
      • More information, specifically to managers, coming soon.
    • UD Videos - On track and final videos in captioning process
    • Wiki PPT submissions - Tori
      • Please be sure to submit your PPT's in a timely manner.
    • Please include the training team on professional development activities - presentations, trainings, events, tours, demos, visiting other sites, etc.
  • Ongoing Projects
  • ATAP (AT3)
    • 2020 contract is in place - webinars, etext remediation
      • social media accessibility webinar, videos, accessible docs (Danny and Tori)
  • AT Reuse Activities
    • Carolyn, Liz, Danny, others as needed
    • Still continue to provide Reuse TA.
    • Disaster Relief Efforts: PIDS - Danny lead, Portal requests - Danny/Ciara/Tori
  • GTPE UD Video Project
    • Liz, Sam, Tori, Raminta
    • Writing scripts, Editing videos - almost done!
  • Work ACCESS - Decision Tree/AT Software KnowledgeBase
    • Carolyn, Liz, Sarah, Ben S., Tori
    • Focus groups - we need participants and would like your input on possible candidates
  • TechSAge 2 - Training and Outreach
    • Carolyn, Liz
    • Have you listened to the podcast yet?
    • Continue to provide public awareness and education, Planning continues for competition. (Danny, Carolyn)
    • Check out the RERC TechSAge website to learn more.
  • GT Wireless RERC - Training and TA
    • Carolyn, Liz, Sam, Raminta
    • Outreach & Public Awareness ongoing (Sam lead)
    • Wireless RERC SoT - 5/21-22 - Save the Dates!

TFL K-12 Initiatives and Updates (Gina)

  • K-12
    • K-12 Contract – Statement of Work (SOW)
      • Contract here at GaTech for review, need signatures of both institutions
      • Timelines are January 2020 – December 2020
      • Components of this contract include:
        • Customized, mini AT Training Videos (3-7 minutes each) – 5 videos
        • Assistive Technology (AT Consultation Services) – portal to log services and track time
        • Assistive Technology Webinar Series – supporting a series that has already been scheduled and marketed
        • AT/UDL Software Pilot Program – software for reading, writing & math, possibly accommodation assessment
        • Assistive Technology Lending Library
        • Discovery Surveys
        • EdTrade, Georgia Assistive Technology School Swap Database
        • Strategic Roadmaps for future development and operation of
        • Expanded UDL/AT Software package
        • E-Text delivery program
        • District membership for CIDI/TFL services
    • K-12 Referrals
      • Slow and steady scheduling referrals; Thomaston-Upson County currently in works
      • Regularly getting requests for new evaluations; moving towards demonstrations
  • Georgia School for the Deaf Contract
      • AAC Assessment Complete
      • Two Trainings
        • waiting on feedback for GSD for feedback on training dates and content
  • Metro AT Consortia
    • last meeting March 11, 2020
    • started offering virtual meeting option which has been well received, requests to record when presentations are being made for future reference and redelivery
    • requesting a tour for the last meeting; coordinate details
  • AAC Camp – continued discussions, two day camp, location TBD, time TBD, cost TBD

TFL Direct AT Services - AT Access Updates (Martha)

  • Device Demos All Centers 10/1/19- Present: 72
  • Device Demo TFL 10/1/19- Present: 34
  • Device Loan All Centers 10/1/19-Present: 100
  • Device Loan TFL 10/1/18- Present: 63
  • Device Reutilization 10/1/18- Present: 840
  • Thank you to those who participated with Capti and LoganTech demos
  • Finishing up demos and assessments for the year

TFL AT Acquisition Updates (Danny)


Credit-Able Getting ready to work on a grant application.

  1. New focus!
  2. Telework loans!