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ACCESSIBLE GRAPHING SCIENTIFIC INTERACTIVE CALCULATOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
65552
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
EY013512
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: 2003
Title: ACCESSIBLE GRAPHING SCIENTIFIC INTERACTIVE CALCULATOR
Agency: HHS
Contract: 2R44EY013512-02
Award Amount: $0.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): 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 (AGSIC) 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 fields 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.

Principal Investigator:

Ronald A. Morford
7038839797
RMORFORD@CONCENTRIC.NET

Business Contact:

Ronald Morford
7038839797
RMORFORD@CONCENTRIC.NET
Small Business Information at Submission:

AUTOMATED FUNCTIONS, INC.
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