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=='''TFL Director Updates (Carolyn)'''==
=='''TFL Director Updates (Carolyn)'''==
* Check In - How are You?
* Check In - How are You?
** USG COVID-19 Updated Telework & Flex forms
** USG COVID-19 Updated
* FY21 Allocations (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020)
* FY21 Allocations (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020)
** Please, double check and let me know if you have any questions/corrections
** Please, double check and let me know if you have any questions/corrections
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* CDC  
* CDC  
** Need Help with Specific Activities
** Need Help with Specific Activities
*** Contract with ASL Interpreter/CDI
*** Focus Groups getting Gift Cards for Participating
*** Focus Groups getting Gift Cards for Participating
* Funding:
* Funding:
** Georgia Division of Aging (DAS) - In Process! Waiting for final Signatures & Worktag!
** Georgia Division of Aging (DAS)
** GaDOE FY20 & FY 21 - Co-PI Gina
** GaDOE FY20 & FY 21 - Co-PI Gina
** GVRA Contract FY 21 - In Discussions with GT Leadership - Co-PI Martha & Zerrin  
** GVRA Contract FY 21 - In Discussions with GT Leadership - Co-PI Martha & Zerrin  
** CDC Contract (9 Mths) - Co-PIs Liz & Johan
** CDC Contract (9 Mths) - Co-PIs Liz, Johan & Maureen
** MENTAL COVID-19 Grant - Co-PI Maureen Linden
** MENTAL COVID-19 Grant
** HHS DRRP - Aging Well ACCESS...
** HHS DRRP - Aging Well ACCESS - 5 Yr. $2.5 Million
* Danny Keynote for GDOC Braille Graduates!
** NEW - 3 Yr HHS DRRP - AT Database - $1.5 Million
** NEW - Wireless RERC - $35K
** NEW - ATAP/AT3 - $8K


=='''TFL Research Updates (Ben S., Zerrin & Carolyn)'''==
=='''TFL Research Updates (Ben S., Zerrin & Carolyn)'''==
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'''What Users of AT Wish Developers Knew...'''  complete
'''What Users of AT Wish Developers Knew...'''  complete
* Report will be submitted shortly
* Report will be submitted shortly
* Presentations have been submitted to:  
* Presentations have been accepted at these virtual conferences:  
** GA Ed. Tech Conference (Nov/Atlanta)
** GA Ed. Tech Conference (Nov)
** ATIA (Feb/virtual)
** ATIA (Feb)


'''Work ACCESS Project (Decision Tree Project)'''
'''Work ACCESS Project (Decision Tree Project)'''
'''Content'''
'''Content'''
* Liz & Carolyn - Working on "Telework"
* Liz & Carolyn - Working on "Telework"
* Ben & Dee Dee finalized "Communication" branch.
* Ben & Dee Dee finalized "Communication" branch. Only "mop-up" work remains.
* Ben, Carolyn & Liz are beginning a new branch: Supports for Remote Meeting Participation
* Ben, Carolyn & Liz are beginning a new branch: Supports for Remote Meeting Participation
* Other members of the team wrapping up first round of tasks on "Reading & Writing":
* Other members of the team wrapping up first round of tasks on "Reading & Writing":
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'''Mastery of Assistive Technology'''  
'''Mastery of Assistive Technology'''  
*  (MoAT) Small Bets project kicked off July 1st.
*  (MoAT) Small Bets project kicked off July 1st.
** Team has finalized panel of  AT "power users"
** First round of data collection has begun.
** First round of data collection will start next week.
* Announcement on NIDILRR FIP proposal expected soon
* Announcement on NIDILRR FIP proposal expected soon
** Would start Oct. 1st
** Would start Oct. 1st
** 3 years, $600K
 
** Apply Mastery of AT framework (Small Bets grant) to workplace


'''Aging - Decision Tree Project''' (Washington State)
'''Aging - Decision Tree Project''' (Washington State)
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**TFL Policy and Procedures - Liz, Sam
**TFL Policy and Procedures - Liz, Sam
**Keeping Wiki updated and organized - Tori
**Keeping Wiki updated and organized - Tori
**TFL Website Redo - Liz, Sam, Shaina, CP
**TFL Website - Liz, Sam, Shaina, CP
**Diversity Symposium on September 9 - Liz, Danny
**Diversity Symposium on September 9 - Liz, Danny


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*'''ATAP (AT3)'''
*'''ATAP (AT3)'''
**Liz is finishing final report  
**Final report - Completed!
**Exploring 2021 contract and deliverables - CP & Liz
**Exploring 2021 contract and deliverables - CP & Liz
***AT Reuse Activities (PIOC)
***AT Reuse Activities (PIOC)
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=='''TFL K-12 Initiatives and Updates (Gina)'''==
=='''TFL K-12 Initiatives and Updates (Gina)'''==


*K-12 Contract FY 20 Updates  
 
** Portal
*K-12 Contract FY 20 Updates
***206 users registered representing:
** Portal  
**** 128 districts
*** 214 Users registered representing  
**** 9 Charter Schools
****130 local districts
**** 10 Charter Schools
**** 4 State Schools
**** 4 State Schools
**** 1 Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support (GNETS)
**** 6 Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Supports (GNETS)
****Total of 142 LEA’s represented/registered
****Total of 150 Local Education Agencies (LEA’s) Represented
**Software
*Software (not updated numbers)
*** 88 districts signed and operational
**88 districts signed and operational
*** 249,759 licenses provisioned (Read & Write, EquatIO, & WriQ)
** Software in 88 districts; 249,759 licenses (with a lot of current activity)
** Deliverables Completed
* Videos that were produced for GaDOE are now available on the TFL YouTube channel (Text-to-Speech, Speech-to-Text, Captioning, Visual Supports, & Graphic Organizers).
*** 5 mini videos (Speech-to-Text, Text-to-Speech, Graphic Organizers, Captioning, & Visual Supports)
*EdTrade is moving along – internally able to log-in and make suggestions for Matthew’s team
** Deliverables In Process and/or On-going
*Discovery Survey for GaDOE is in progress with an internal draft moving between a few of us
*** Consultations – Portal open for consultations
*AT Partnership Presentations
*** Loans – prepared to begin loans for 2020-21 school; loan to districts requesting
**State Advisory Panel (SAP) 9.3.20
*** supporting webinars with Texthelp & GaDOE (contract to do 3 webinars, we’ve done 1) to continue to support software support and implementation
**Special Education Director Webinar 9.8.20
*** new schedule posted on GaDOE website for 2020-21 school year @ https://gpat.gadoe.org/Georgia-Project-for-Assistive-Technology/Pages/default.aspx; 3/5 videos posted here as well
* K-12 Membership Plan (Public & Private)
*** EdTrade – development in process; materials development for roll-out
** working on revising membership agreement for K-12
*** Discovery Surveys –draft questions
** explore alignment of CIDI/TFL services to K-12 needs
*K-12 Contract FY21 Updates
**Provided SOW to GaDOE
** GVRA funds – Statement of work – submitted to Christine
*Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) Cohort Application
**Georgia selected! 2020-2024 AEM Cohort
** 1/5 states selected


=='''TFL Direct AT Services - AT Access Updates (Martha)'''==  
=='''TFL Direct AT Services - AT Access Updates (Martha)'''==  


*Device Demo 10/1-19 until present All Centers 300
*Device Demo 10/1-19 until present All Centers 442
*Device Demos 10/1/19 - Present TFL 77
*Device Demos 10/1/19 - Present TFL 79


*Device Loans 10/1/19- Present All Centers 202
*Device Loans 10/1/19- Present All Centers 217
*Device Loans 10/1/19- Present TFL 80
*Device Loans 10/1/19- Present TFL 91


*Device Reutilization 3339
*Device Reutilization 3343






*Wired Wednesdays are going great! Next on will be August 26 with Rachel and Sal. Need people to sign up for Sept
*Wired Wednesdays will not be held on Sept 9th so that we can attend the Diversity Symposium. Maria will be doing the next one after that
*Working with Liz to turn some of these into an hour for CRC and CEU credits
*Working with Liz to turn some of these into an hour for CRC and CEU credits
*DAS Cares Act Funding as been approved! We will be meeting with Yolanda this week about next steps and surveys
*DAS Cares Act Funding- Yolanda is doing another survey for training and will get back to us
*Carolyn, John and Martha to follow up with Dr. Lisa Adams and Rick Sigman with the University of West Ga- need to send them a SOW
*Rachel and Carolyn did an excellent job on the ACL presentation last week on dementia 
*Washington Access AT List sent to the Washington Group to review and approve new tags
*Starting to get more requests for demos and loans
*Starting to get more requests for demos and loans
*Those in the Text Complexity group have been working on items.
*DeeDee is conducting an ASK webinar on AAC in the Workplace this Wednesday


=='''TFL AT Acquisition Updates (Danny)'''==
=='''TFL AT Acquisition Updates (Danny)'''==
'''Remote Demo Invitation'''
'''Remote Demo for Staff'''
 
# light up cane
Adam Palmer is going to be doing a demonstration of some new features of the Orcam MyEye and Read. He will also be demonstrating the newest version of the eSight.
# Vision Buddy
 
# Read
https://zoom.us/j/91410503788 
# Thanks Adam Palmer
 
'''Credit-Able'''
 
Lots of interest and applicaitons coming in
 
New database is moving forward
 
'''GA Resources Presentation'''
 
Being tidied up and will then be shared
 
Staff-wide webinar is possible as well
 
'''NCIL Updates'''
 
Format is working well
 
Great workshops/discussions
#Pollicy updates on how COVID-19 and institutions
#Discussions of how AT can further IL goals
#ADA 30 discussion
#SILC (inaccessible) video showing
 
'''APRIL'''


Submitted two presentations
'''Policies and Procedures'''
# I&A
# Sanitizing


Virtual AT lab is likely going to happen
'''Other Updates'''
# Followup with Aretta tomorrow at CPA
# Virtual Dragon Con happens this week
# VIrtual LEND tomorrow
# Credit-Able apps continue to come in


=='''AccessGA Initiatives and Updates (Johan)'''==
=='''AccessGA Initiatives and Updates (Johan)'''==


=='''Action Items & Follow Up'''==
=='''Action Items & Follow Up'''==

Latest revision as of 09:48, 1 September 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.


Agenda

TFL Director Updates (Carolyn)

  • Check In - How are You?
    • USG COVID-19 Updated
  • FY21 Allocations (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020)
    • Please, double check and let me know if you have any questions/corrections
  • AEM
  • CDC
    • Need Help with Specific Activities
      • Focus Groups getting Gift Cards for Participating
  • Funding:
    • Georgia Division of Aging (DAS)
    • GaDOE FY20 & FY 21 - Co-PI Gina
    • GVRA Contract FY 21 - In Discussions with GT Leadership - Co-PI Martha & Zerrin
    • CDC Contract (9 Mths) - Co-PIs Liz, Johan & Maureen
    • MENTAL COVID-19 Grant
    • HHS DRRP - Aging Well ACCESS - 5 Yr. $2.5 Million
    • NEW - 3 Yr HHS DRRP - AT Database - $1.5 Million
    • NEW - Wireless RERC - $35K
    • NEW - ATAP/AT3 - $8K

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

Assistive Technology Outcomes & Benefits (ATOB) Journal

  • ATOB Vol. 14 - Complete & Released! Thank you, Tori!! ATOB Vol. 14
  • TFL (Vol 15) Article on DBHDD Project has been submitted.
  • Our article is off to peer review. We are waiting for results.

What Users of AT Wish Developers Knew... complete

  • Report will be submitted shortly
  • Presentations have been accepted at these virtual conferences:
    • GA Ed. Tech Conference (Nov)
    • ATIA (Feb)

Work ACCESS Project (Decision Tree Project) Content

  • Liz & Carolyn - Working on "Telework"
  • Ben & Dee Dee finalized "Communication" branch. Only "mop-up" work remains.
  • Ben, Carolyn & Liz are beginning a new branch: Supports for Remote Meeting Participation
  • Other members of the team wrapping up first round of tasks on "Reading & Writing":
  • proofing, short descriptions, validation, tagging & mapping to decision tree, etc.)

Work ACCESS Programming

  • Functioning model (skeleton) is out on a server for preliminary review. More robust version coming soon.
  • Annabel is helping with visual design for interface

Mastery of Assistive Technology

  • (MoAT) Small Bets project kicked off July 1st.
    • First round of data collection has begun.
  • Announcement on NIDILRR FIP proposal expected soon
    • Would start Oct. 1st


Aging - Decision Tree Project (Washington State)


CDC

  • IRB protocol for Need Assessment has been approved.
  • Data collection will start soon
  • Message Testing plan and data collection tools has been developed.


USG BOR Survey

  • Survey for the 2019-2020 has been disseminated

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

  • Tools for Life
    • TFL Policy and Procedures - Liz, Sam
    • Keeping Wiki updated and organized - Tori
    • TFL Website - Liz, Sam, Shaina, CP
    • Diversity Symposium on September 9 - Liz, Danny
  • CDC
    • Accessible Materials and Culturally Relevant Messages for Individuals with Disabilities
    • Carolyn PI, Johan and Liz Co-PI
      • Dissemination needs - collection of organizations and point of contact - in MS Teams! Thank you!
  • Social Media
    • Send articles, webinars, videos, general information, etc. to post and share with followers
    • Like, Follow, and Share our pages with your networks and beyond
  • ATAP (AT3)
    • Final report - Completed!
    • Exploring 2021 contract and deliverables - CP & Liz
      • AT Reuse Activities (PIOC)
      • Social Isolation/Connectedness Coalition (ACL/n4a) - CP, Liz, Rachel and Martha
  • TechSAge 2 RERC - Training and Outreach
    • Carolyn and Liz
    • Design Competition - Carolyn & Danny lead, Liz support
    • Check out the RERC TechSAge website to learn more.
  • Webinars
    • Working on expanding our webinars
      • Able to offer CRC's and CEUs
    • Wired Wednesdays
    • ASK series
    • More webinar offerings from TFL?
  • Wireless RERC - Training and TA
    • Carolyn, Liz, Sam, Raminta
    • Outreach & Public Awareness ongoing (Sam lead)
    • Submitting to the Technology and Disability Policy Highlights (TDPH)
  • Work ACCESS - Decision Tree/AT Software KnowledgeBase
    • Carolyn and Liz - Telework
      • focus groups, training

TFL K-12 Initiatives and Updates (Gina)

  • K-12 Contract FY 20 Updates
    • Portal
      • 214 Users registered representing
        • 130 local districts
        • 10 Charter Schools
        • 4 State Schools
        • 6 Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Supports (GNETS)
        • Total of 150 Local Education Agencies (LEA’s) Represented
  • Software (not updated numbers)
    • 88 districts signed and operational
    • Software in 88 districts; 249,759 licenses (with a lot of current activity)
  • Videos that were produced for GaDOE are now available on the TFL YouTube channel (Text-to-Speech, Speech-to-Text, Captioning, Visual Supports, & Graphic Organizers).
  • EdTrade is moving along – internally able to log-in and make suggestions for Matthew’s team
  • Discovery Survey for GaDOE is in progress with an internal draft moving between a few of us
  • AT Partnership Presentations
    • State Advisory Panel (SAP) 9.3.20
    • Special Education Director Webinar 9.8.20
  • K-12 Membership Plan (Public & Private)
    • working on revising membership agreement for K-12
    • explore alignment of CIDI/TFL services to K-12 needs

TFL Direct AT Services - AT Access Updates (Martha)

  • Device Demo 10/1-19 until present All Centers 442
  • Device Demos 10/1/19 - Present TFL 79
  • Device Loans 10/1/19- Present All Centers 217
  • Device Loans 10/1/19- Present TFL 91
  • Device Reutilization 3343


  • Wired Wednesdays will not be held on Sept 9th so that we can attend the Diversity Symposium. Maria will be doing the next one after that
  • Working with Liz to turn some of these into an hour for CRC and CEU credits
  • DAS Cares Act Funding- Yolanda is doing another survey for training and will get back to us
  • Rachel and Carolyn did an excellent job on the ACL presentation last week on dementia
  • Starting to get more requests for demos and loans
  • Those in the Text Complexity group have been working on items.
  • DeeDee is conducting an ASK webinar on AAC in the Workplace this Wednesday

TFL AT Acquisition Updates (Danny)

Remote Demo for Staff

  1. light up cane
  2. Vision Buddy
  3. Read
  4. Thanks Adam Palmer

Policies and Procedures

  1. I&A
  2. Sanitizing

Other Updates

  1. Followup with Aretta tomorrow at CPA
  2. Virtual Dragon Con happens this week
  3. VIrtual LEND tomorrow
  4. Credit-Able apps continue to come in

AccessGA Initiatives and Updates (Johan)

Action Items & Follow Up