TFL Team Meeting - 6/2/2020

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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)

  • Check In -
  • ADA Celebration - Ideas & Help!
  • HR Plan/Return to work - Questions?
  • TFL Advisory Council

TFL Research Updates (Ben S., Zerrin & Carolyn)

  • Assistive Technology Outcomes & Benefits (ATOB) Journal

Upcoming Presentations:ntation

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):

  • Liz & CP - Working on Telework

Research proposal successfully submitted:

  • DRRP (NIDILRR) with Maureen

Other Decision Trees/Algorithm 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.
  • Updates
    • Amazon Video Project
    • CDC Proposal
    • Design Competition - Carolyn & Danny lead, Liz support
    • TFL Policy and Procedures - Liz, Sam
    • Wiki PPT submissions - Tori
    • policy and procedures
    • advisory council
    • demonstration tuesdays with danny
    • wired wednesdays
    • at3 videos
    • techsage report and activities
    • ot meeting on 6/15
  • Ongoing Projects
  • ATAP (AT3)
    • 2020 contract is in place - webinars, etext remediation
  • AT Reuse Activities
  • Work ACCESS - Decision Tree/AT Software KnowledgeBase
    • Carolyn and Liz, - Telework
  • GT Wireless RERC - Training and TA
    • Carolyn, Liz, Sam, Raminta
    • Outreach & Public Awareness ongoing (Sam lead)

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 Demo 10/1-19 until present All Centers 104
  • Device Demos 10/1/19 - Present TFL 43
  • Device Loans 10/1/19- Present All Centers 131
  • Device Loans 10/1/19- Present TFL 71
  • Device Reutilization 1270

  • BebeFit AT- New from a vendor at CES
  • Upson AT Assessment
  • 3 new MFP Assessments
  • Collaborating with Brian at FODAC - Rachel
  • Tomorrow Second Wind Dreams- Rachel
  • Several Device Demos and Vendor meet- SensorCall Feb 11, Avaz Feb 12
  • Finishing up demos and assessments for the year

TFL AT Acquisition Updates (Danny)



  1. New focus!
  2. Telework loans!

AccessGA Initiatives and Updates (Johan)

Action Items & Follow Up