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Company Information:

Company Name: Institute for Disabilities Research and Training, Inc.
City: Wheaton
State: MD
Zip+4: 20902
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.idrt.com.
Phone: (301) 942-4326

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $849,952.00 10
SBIR Phase II $2,399,948.00 4

Award List:

CD-Rom to teach cued speech

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Anngela Bednarczyk
Award Amount: $74,995.00

Intergrating TTY's into PDA's

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Carl Jensemp
Award Amount: $74,996.00

Development of CD-Rom Software for Use as a Cued Speech Teaching Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Angela Bednarczyk
Award Amount: $0.00

Development of CD-Rom Software for Use as a Cued Speech Teaching Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Angela Bednarczyk
Award Amount: $500,000.00

Delivery of Cost-effective, Real-time, Remote Transcription Services

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Jensema
Award Amount: $74,999.00
Abstract:
Many disabled students, especially those who have hearing problems, could benefit from real-time transcription of classroom auditory communication to replace or supplement interpreting. Various professional services exist that could be used to provide such transcription, but all have high cost as a… More

Delivery of Cost-Effective, Real Time, Remote Transcription Services

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Carl J. Jensema, PD
Award Amount: $74,999.00
Abstract:
Development of a low-cost, school-operated, remote real-time transcription service for students with disabilities using speech recognition technology, off-the-shelf equipment, and commonly available software

Delivery of Cost-Effective, Real Time, Remote Transcription Services

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Carl J. Jensema
Award Amount: $499,998.00
Abstract:
The project focuses on establishing a low-cost, school-operated, remote real-time transcription service for students with disabilities using speech recognition technology, off-the-shelf equipment and commonly available software. Phase I demonstrated the feasibility of this concept. In Phase II,… More

Delivery of Cost-Effective, Real Time, Remote Transcription Services

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Carl J. Jensema, PD
Award Amount: $499,999.00
Abstract:
Development of a low-cost, school-operated, remote real-time transcription service for students with disabilities using speech recognition technology, off-the-shelf equipment, and commonly available software

AcceleGlove Use as Sign Language Interpretation Instrumentation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $74,990.00
Abstract:
This project develops a fully bioelectric portable gesturing device that translates American Sign Language into English text and audio through two different versions wired and wireless.

SBIR Phase I: AcceleGlove: A Cost Effective Device For Translating American Sign Language Into Text and Speech

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Corinne K. Vinopol, PhD
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I research project will demonstrate the feasibility of developing a bio-electronic portable device that translates American Sign Language (ASL), a gestural language that has no written representation, to spoken and written English. The development… More

SBIR Phase I: ASL Literacy Support System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Corinne K. Vinopol, DEng
Award Amount: $149,986.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will examine the feasibility of producing a hardware/software system that will enable a user to: 1) scan paper-based text; 2) read screen-based text; and 3) type and have that text appear in software that supports it with American Sign… More

MyASL Quizmaker

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Corinne Vinopol
Award Amount: $149,989.00
Abstract:
Purpose: American Sign Language (ASL) is a visual and gestural language that is distinct from English, has its own grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and no text representation. Despite the differences between the languages, students who use ASL are typically assessed with protocols for English-speaking… More

Computer and online software that provides ASL translation and publishing capabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Corinne Vinopol – (301) 942-4326
Award Amount: $74,998.00
Abstract:
This project addresses the need for improved literacy of deaf and other special needs children and youth by producing DVD and online software, myASL Publisher. This software enables a teacher or parent to publish American Sign Language (ASL) instructional material with instantaneously translated… More

MyASL Quizmaker

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Corrine Vinopol
Award Amount: $899,951.00
Abstract:
Purpose: American Sign Language (ASL) is a visual and gestural language that is distinct from English, has its own grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and no text representation. Despite the differences between the languages, students who use ASL are typically assessed with protocols for English-speaking… More