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=='''TFL Director Updates (Carolyn)'''==
=='''TFL Director Updates (Carolyn)'''==
* Check In -   
* Check In -   
**Liz's Dad's Service - Sept. 20
** COVID-19 Update - Timeline
** COVID-19 Update - Testing
* FY21 Allocations (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020) - Check your Dropbox, review, Initial & date.
* FY21 Allocations (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020) - Spreadsheet.
** 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
* CDC  
* CDC Category 3! Review & Discuss. How would You like to help?
** Need Help with Specific Activities
* TFL - CR funds released in Late October
* Funding:
* Projects:
** Georgia Division of Aging (DAS)
** Georgia Division of Aging (DAS) - CARES Act
** 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 & Maureen
** CDC Contract (9 Mths) - Co-PIs Liz, Johan & Maureen
** MENTAL COVID-19 Grant
** HHS DRRP - Aging Well ACCESS - 5 Yr. $2.5 Million
** HHS DRRP - Aging Well ACCESS - 5 Yr. $2.5 Million
** NEW - 3 Yr HHS DRRP - AT Database - $1.5 Million
** 3 Yr HHS DRRP - AT Database - $1.5 Million
** NEW - Wireless RERC - $35K
** NEW - Wireless RERC - $35K
** NEW - ATAP/AT3 - $8K
** 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 submitted Sept 17th.
* Presentations have been accepted at these virtual conferences:  
* Presentations have been accepted at these virtual conferences:  
** GA Ed. Tech Conference (Nov) What Users of AT Wish ''Teachers'' Knew..
** GA Ed. Tech Conference (Nov) What Users of AT Wish ''Teachers'' Knew..
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'''Work ACCESS Project (Decision Tree Project)'''
'''Work ACCESS Project (Decision Tree Project)'''
'''Content'''
'''Content'''
* Liz & Carolyn - Working on "Telework"
* Liz & Carolyn - Working on "Telework" - webinar coming up on Oct 14th
* Ben & Dee Dee finalized "Communication" branch. Only "mop-up" work remains.
* Ben doing "mop-up" work on "Communication" branch.
* Ben, Carolyn & Liz are beginning a new branch: Supports for Remote Meeting Participation
* Ben, Sheryl Ballanger are beginning 2 new branches:  
** Supports for Remote & F2F Meeting Participation
** Communication in workplace for Deaf/ASL users
* 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":
* proofing, short descriptions, validation, tagging & mapping to decision tree, etc.)
** proofing, short descriptions, validation, tagging & mapping to decision tree, etc.)
'''Work ACCESS Programming '''
'''Work ACCESS Programming '''
* Functioning model (skeleton) is out on a server for preliminary review. More robust version coming in October.   
* Functioning model (skeleton) is out on a server for preliminary review.  
* More robust version coming in October.   
* Annabel is helping with visual design for interface  
* Annabel is helping with visual design for interface  


'''Mastery of Assistive Technology'''  
'''Mastery of Assistive Technology'''  
*  (MoAT) Small Bets project is just wrapping up the first round of data collection.
*  (MoAT) Small Bets project is doing analysis on first round of data collection.
* Announcement on NIDILRR FIP: not not get funded. 
** Encouraging score - useful feedback in the review
** Together with Small Bets project, should provide basis for a stronger proposal in next round.




'''CDC'''
*Needs Assessment for Braille is complete
**John has conducted the interviews
**Zerrin has analyzed the data and developed the report


'''Aging - Decision Tree Project''' (Washington State)
*Needs Assessment for Minimizing Text Complexity (MTC) is complete
** Ben & Ciara have conducted the interviews
**Zerrin has analyzed the data and developed the reportt


*Message Testing for Braille is complete
**John has conducted the interviews
**Zerrin has analyzed the data and developed the report


'''CDC'''
*Message Testing for MTC is under way
*Need Assessment is in progres
** Ben & Ciara have been conducting interviews
*John and Ben have been conducting interviews with the participants
** Expect to wrap up next week
*I have been working on reports




'''USG BOR Survey'''  
'''USG BOR Survey'''  
*Survey for the 2019-2020 has been disseminated
*Survey for the 2019-2020 has been disseminated
*Had a group meeting with Dr.Sheeks to discuss ideas for revising the survey & platform
*We will present at ACLD meeting


=='''TFL State Leadership Activities - (Liz)'''==
=='''TFL State Leadership Activities - (Liz)'''==
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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 - Liz, Sam, Shaina, CP
**TFL Website - Sam, Shaina


*'''CDC'''
*'''CDC'''
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*'''ATAP (AT3)'''
*'''ATAP (AT3)'''
**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)
***Social Isolation/Connectedness Coalition (ACL/n4a) - CP, Liz, Rachel and Martha
***Social Isolation/Connectedness Coalition (ACL/n4a) - Liz, Rachel, Martha, Sal


*'''TechSAge 2 RERC - Training and Outreach'''
*'''TechSAge 2 RERC - Training and Outreach'''
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*''' Webinars'''
*''' Webinars'''
**Working on expanding our webinars
**Working on expanding our webinars
***Able to offer CRC's and CEUs
***Updating CRC's and CEUs for live and archived webinars - Liz & Tori
**Wired Wednesdays
**Wired Wednesdays
**ASK series  
**ASK series  
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=='''TFL K-12 Initiatives and Updates (Gina)'''==
=='''TFL K-12 Initiatives and Updates (Gina)'''==


*FY 21 GaDOE Contract
** approved by the State Board of Education – contract will be developed (Attorneys)
*K-12 Contract FY 20 Updates
*K-12 Contract FY 20 Updates
** Portal  
** Portal  
*** 231 Users registered representing  
*** 264 Users registered representing  
****130 local districts
****144 local districts
**** 9 Charter Schools
**** 10 Charter Schools
**** 4 State Schools
**** 4 State Schools
**** 6 Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Supports (GNETS)
**** 7 Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Supports (GNETS)
****Total of 149 Local Education Agencies (LEA’s) Represented
****Total of 164 Local Education Agencies (LEA’s) Represented
**** 63 districts in the portal registered – have not submitted requests (“communication” opportunity)
*Software  
*Software  
**98 districts signed and operational
**103 districts signed and operational
** Software in 98 districts; 272,723 licenses  
** Software in 103 districts; 377,057 licenses (requested vs. provisioned)
*Loan Requests
*Loan Requests – trickle in
*Consultation Requests
*Consultation Requests (3 came in last week)
*K-12 Requests Submitted Outside of Portal – Redirecting to Portal
*K-12 Requests Submitted Outside of Portal – Redirecting to Portal – monitoring
*Norford is signed on to help with AT Portal requests
*AT Partnership Presentations
**State Advisory Panel (SAP) 9.3.20 (completed)
**Special Education Director Webinar 9.8.20 (completed)
*FY 21 GaDOE Contract –  
** beginning to move through the process


=='''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 455
*Device Demo 10/1-19- 9/30/20 All Centers 481
*Device Demos 10/1/19 - Present TFL 79
*Device Demos 10/1/19 - 9/30/20 TFL 79


*Device Loans 10/1/19- Present All Centers 230
*Device Loans 10/1/19- Present All Centers 236
*Device Loans 10/1/19- Present TFL 91
*Device Loans 10/1/19- Present TFL 91


*Device Reutilization 3355
*Device Reutilization 3361






*Wired Wednesdays- Maria will be doing Sept 23rd. Need people to sign up for October and Nov
*Wired Wednesdays- Naomi will be presenting on 10/14. Still need people to sign up!
*Working with Liz to turn some of these into an hour for CRC and CEU credits
*DAS Cares Act Funding- Working with Carolyn on the subcontract. Still working with Yolanda on how to get the 39 individuals for equipment and then the 16 for AT Assessments 
*DAS Cares Act Funding- Working with Carolyn on subcontracts and meeting with Yolanda on Thursday. TFL team that is working on this will meet today. 
*Starting to get more requests for demos and loans
*Those in the Text Complexity group have been working on items.
*Those in the Text Complexity group have been working on items.
*Working on DOE Consultation- training other TFL on how to do. We are meeting with Clarke County this Friday
*Put in a proposal for the ABVE (American Board for Vocational Experts) 2021 Conference
*Sal- update on Social Isolation Friday meetings


=='''TFL AT Acquisition Updates (Danny)'''==
=='''TFL AT Acquisition Updates (Danny)'''==
'''Remote Demo for Staff'''
'''Device Loan'''
# Equipment was collected from Adam last week, I have it through Thursday - shout if you want a virtual demo (CyberEyez Trifecta, Orcam Read, Vision Buddy, lighted cane)
# I got a chance to do some hands on with the Orcam Read  
# Other equipment was returned including the Vision Buddy, Trifecta and MyEye 2


'''Presentations'''
'''Presentations'''
# Anybody want to team up on a presentation?
# UGA Today
## Workplace accommodations for people with physical disabilities
# APRIL next Thursday
## Supports for people with hearing loss in the classroom and workplace
# GSU next Friday
## Safety for people with DD in a pandemic
# Completed one on physical access with a work focus
## Safety and emergency preparedness for PWD
# Working on a presentation for safety
   
   
'''Other Updates'''
'''Other Updates'''
# Virtual Dragon Con went well - captions may not have been live and there were some complaints
# Working with GT HR on an accommodation for an employee
# APRIL Presentation was accepted - AT for Medication and at Mealtimes (dLINK covering registration)
# COVID-19 DD Network meeting and planning
# O'ree is shipping our Orcam back and we'll be able to do a software update for free for new features


=='''AccessGA Initiatives and Updates (Johan)'''==
=='''AccessGA Initiatives and Updates (John)'''==
 
*Disability Awareness & Sensitivity Training
**Office of Pardons and Paroles
**Georgia Dept. of Corrections
**Dept. of Community Supervision
 
*Office of Pardons and Paroles
**An accessibility review of your recently updated policies and procedures
**Web accessibility evaluation
**Follow-up technical assistance
*Georgia ADA Conference
**Scheduled for December
**One presentation this year (Overview of a11y related to online meeting/webinar platforms)
 
*Secretary of State Office – voting accessibility
**Communications related to accessible voting
 
*Virginia Commonwealth University
**Contract scheduled to be finalized this month
 
*CDC Foundation
**ongoing UX testing/Compliance and best practice reviews
 
*L’ARCHE Atlanta – 6,000 Lives Project – People with Disabilities and Funding
**Partnership with GCDD
 
*The NORA Project
**The Nora Project’s award-winning school programming allows students to explore disability, adaptation, and friendship in exciting and innovative ways.
 
*Emory University (Rollins School of Public Health)
**Web a11y evaluation and technical assistance review of application


=='''Action Items & Follow Up'''==
=='''Action Items & Follow Up'''==
*'''S&E and Policy Synergies with Research Presentation Set up: CP'''
**Action: Calendar invite: CP
** Action: Send out PDF: CP
** Action: TFL Team review & give Feedback
*'''ACCESS for Aging Well Overview Set up: CP'''
**Action: Calendar invite: CP
*'''AT Network Overview Set up: CP'''
**Action: Calendar invite: CP
* '''AT Lending Library Issue'''
**Action: Annabel will set up to Discuss & Resolve with Rachel
* '''CDC/F Category 3'''
**Action: Send out Announcements Nationally & Reminders - Tori
*'''TFL Report to HHS | ACL & to Congress'''
**Action: GaDOE Co-Op - Need $$ Data from TextHelp
**Action: CIDI S&E - Need $$ Data from TextHelp
*'''Ga DAS - Start Date/Nov. 19th Training'''
**Action: CP will get info Jeni

Latest revision as of 11:46, 3 November 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 -
    • COVID-19 Update - Timeline
  • FY21 Allocations (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020) - Check your Dropbox, review, Initial & date.
    • Please, double check and let me know if you have any questions/corrections
  • CDC Category 3! Review & Discuss. How would You like to help?
  • TFL - CR funds released in Late October
  • Projects:
    • Georgia Division of Aging (DAS) - CARES Act
    • 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
    • HHS DRRP - Aging Well ACCESS - 5 Yr. $2.5 Million
    • 3 Yr HHS DRRP - AT Database - $1.5 Million
    • NEW - Wireless RERC - $35K
    • 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 still waiting for results.

What Users of AT Wish Developers Knew... complete

  • Report submitted Sept 17th.
  • Presentations have been accepted at these virtual conferences:
    • GA Ed. Tech Conference (Nov) What Users of AT Wish Teachers Knew..
    • ATIA (Feb) What Users of AT Wish Developers Knew..

Work ACCESS Project (Decision Tree Project) Content

  • Liz & Carolyn - Working on "Telework" - webinar coming up on Oct 14th
  • Ben doing "mop-up" work on "Communication" branch.
  • Ben, Sheryl Ballanger are beginning 2 new branches:
    • Supports for Remote & F2F Meeting Participation
    • Communication in workplace for Deaf/ASL users
  • 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 in October.
  • Annabel is helping with visual design for interface

Mastery of Assistive Technology

  • (MoAT) Small Bets project is doing analysis on first round of data collection.


CDC

  • Needs Assessment for Braille is complete
    • John has conducted the interviews
    • Zerrin has analyzed the data and developed the report
  • Needs Assessment for Minimizing Text Complexity (MTC) is complete
    • Ben & Ciara have conducted the interviews
    • Zerrin has analyzed the data and developed the reportt
  • Message Testing for Braille is complete
    • John has conducted the interviews
    • Zerrin has analyzed the data and developed the report
  • Message Testing for MTC is under way
    • Ben & Ciara have been conducting interviews
    • Expect to wrap up next week


USG BOR Survey

  • Survey for the 2019-2020 has been disseminated
  • Had a group meeting with Dr.Sheeks to discuss ideas for revising the survey & platform
  • We will present at ACLD meeting

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 - Sam, Shaina
  • 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)
    • Exploring 2021 contract and deliverables - CP & Liz
      • AT Reuse Activities (PIOC)
      • Social Isolation/Connectedness Coalition (ACL/n4a) - Liz, Rachel, Martha, Sal
  • 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
      • Updating CRC's and CEUs for live and archived webinars - Liz & Tori
    • 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)

  • FY 21 GaDOE Contract
    • approved by the State Board of Education – contract will be developed (Attorneys)
  • K-12 Contract FY 20 Updates
    • Portal
      • 264 Users registered representing
        • 144 local districts
        • 10 Charter Schools
        • 4 State Schools
        • 7 Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Supports (GNETS)
        • Total of 164 Local Education Agencies (LEA’s) Represented
        • 63 districts in the portal registered – have not submitted requests (“communication” opportunity)
  • Software
    • 103 districts signed and operational
    • Software in 103 districts; 377,057 licenses (requested vs. provisioned)
  • Loan Requests – trickle in
  • Consultation Requests (3 came in last week)
  • K-12 Requests Submitted Outside of Portal – Redirecting to Portal – monitoring

TFL Direct AT Services - AT Access Updates (Martha)

  • Device Demo 10/1-19- 9/30/20 All Centers 481
  • Device Demos 10/1/19 - 9/30/20 TFL 79
  • Device Loans 10/1/19- Present All Centers 236
  • Device Loans 10/1/19- Present TFL 91
  • Device Reutilization 3361


  • Wired Wednesdays- Naomi will be presenting on 10/14. Still need people to sign up!
  • DAS Cares Act Funding- Working with Carolyn on the subcontract. Still working with Yolanda on how to get the 39 individuals for equipment and then the 16 for AT Assessments
  • Those in the Text Complexity group have been working on items.
  • Working on DOE Consultation- training other TFL on how to do. We are meeting with Clarke County this Friday
  • Put in a proposal for the ABVE (American Board for Vocational Experts) 2021 Conference
  • Sal- update on Social Isolation Friday meetings

TFL AT Acquisition Updates (Danny)

Device Loan

  1. I got a chance to do some hands on with the Orcam Read
  2. Other equipment was returned including the Vision Buddy, Trifecta and MyEye 2

Presentations

  1. UGA Today
  2. APRIL next Thursday
  3. GSU next Friday
  4. Completed one on physical access with a work focus
  5. Working on a presentation for safety

Other Updates

  1. Working with GT HR on an accommodation for an employee

AccessGA Initiatives and Updates (John)

  • Disability Awareness & Sensitivity Training
    • Office of Pardons and Paroles
    • Georgia Dept. of Corrections
    • Dept. of Community Supervision
  • Office of Pardons and Paroles
    • An accessibility review of your recently updated policies and procedures
    • Web accessibility evaluation
    • Follow-up technical assistance
  • Georgia ADA Conference
    • Scheduled for December
    • One presentation this year (Overview of a11y related to online meeting/webinar platforms)
  • Secretary of State Office – voting accessibility
    • Communications related to accessible voting
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Contract scheduled to be finalized this month
  • CDC Foundation
    • ongoing UX testing/Compliance and best practice reviews
  • L’ARCHE Atlanta – 6,000 Lives Project – People with Disabilities and Funding
    • Partnership with GCDD
  • The NORA Project
    • The Nora Project’s award-winning school programming allows students to explore disability, adaptation, and friendship in exciting and innovative ways.
  • Emory University (Rollins School of Public Health)
    • Web a11y evaluation and technical assistance review of application

Action Items & Follow Up

  • S&E and Policy Synergies with Research Presentation Set up: CP
    • Action: Calendar invite: CP
    • Action: Send out PDF: CP
    • Action: TFL Team review & give Feedback
  • ACCESS for Aging Well Overview Set up: CP
    • Action: Calendar invite: CP
  • AT Network Overview Set up: CP
    • Action: Calendar invite: CP
  • AT Lending Library Issue
    • Action: Annabel will set up to Discuss & Resolve with Rachel
  • CDC/F Category 3
    • Action: Send out Announcements Nationally & Reminders - Tori
  • TFL Report to HHS | ACL & to Congress
    • Action: GaDOE Co-Op - Need $$ Data from TextHelp
    • Action: CIDI S&E - Need $$ Data from TextHelp
  • Ga DAS - Start Date/Nov. 19th Training
    • Action: CP will get info Jeni