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Accessible Graphing Scientific Interactive Calculator

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
53970
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1R43EY013512-01
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Automated Functions, Inc.
7700 Leesburg Pike Suite 420 Falls Church, VA 22043
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Accessible Graphing Scientific Interactive Calculator
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION: Many high schools use a graphing scientific calculator to assist students in math and science courses. These calculators have a built-in screen and displays graphs and perform scientific functions. These calculators are used widely in higher math (Algebra I and beyond) and science courses. They are a valuable tool for high school teachers and students. Unfortunately, the graphing scientific calculators are not accessible to visually impaired people. Real time, interactive, independent comprehension of two dimensional graphs by visually impaired students is not known This project will increase the knowledge base in interactive graph analysis and interactive scientific calculation research for visually impaired people. The Accessible Graphing Scientific Interactive Calculator (AUSIC) will use three sensory modalities to create a tool to assist the visually impaired user in independently analyzing one or many graphs. This research is being performed by Automated Functions, Inc. who is expert in the design and development of adaptive aid technology to assist visually impaired people. Math and science fleds are very important in our technical world, and visually impaired people need access to the commercial scientific calculators so they can succeed in their educational and business endeavors. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: NOT AVAILABLE

Principal Investigator:

Ronald A. Morford

Business Contact:


7038839797
AUTOFUNC@TMN.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

AUTOMATED FUNCTIONS, INC.
7700 LEESBURG PIKE, STE 420 FALLS CHURCH, VA 22043

EIN/Tax ID: 521442732
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No