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Computerized Mapping of Outdoor Trails for Accessibility

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
22128
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
22128
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BENEFICIAL DESIGNS INC
2240 MERIDIAN BLVD STE C Minden, NV 89423-8628
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: Computerized Mapping of Outdoor Trails for Accessibility
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $560,489.00
 

Abstract:

This project addresses the need for information systems for children and adults with disabilities. People with mobility and visual impairments. For example, wheelchair users desire to experience outdoor trails just as much as everyone else. Existing definitions of accessibility for building access can not realistically be applied toward outdoor trails, and existing trail grading systems do not tell a wheelchair user or person with limited vision the objec- tive information needed to determine if a trail can be hiked independently, with assistance, or at all. This project will develop and test a system for measuring and then coding objective information on the degree of accessibility of outdoor trails into maps. The maps will enable people with mobility and visual limitations to make decisions about where they might try to go hiking. In the projects final implementation, a certified trail assessment coordinator will make measurements with a team of volunteers. The data will be processed using Computer Aided Design software into a map with text that will be printed and distributed through a variety of mechanisms.

Principal Investigator:

Peter W. Axelson
4084298447

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Beneficial Designs, Inc.
5858 Empire Grade Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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