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Company Information:

Company Name:
Institute for Disabilities Research and Training, Inc.
Address:
11323 Amherst Avenue
silver spring, MD 20902-4695
Phone:
(301) 942-4326
URL:
EIN:
521504695
DUNS:
194180741
Number of Employees:
9
Woman-Owned?:
Yes
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,379,890.00 18
SBIR Phase II $4,200,871.00 10

Award List:

Speech-Recognition Telecommunications for Hearing Impaired People

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$39,998.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Carl Jensema, Ph.D.
Abstract:
N/a

An American Sign Language/English Dictionary on CD/ROM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$40,000.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Corinne K. Jensema, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

Speech-Recognition Telecommunications for Hearing Impaired People

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$251,300.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Carl Jensema, Ph.D.
Abstract:
N/a

An American Sign Language Picture Dictionary/Storyboard for

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,949.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Michele R. Rovins
Abstract:
This project will create an American Sign Language Picture Dictionary/Storyboard for young children on an IBM-compatible CD-ROM. The majority of sign language programs on the market are developed for school-age children and older. This CD-ROM is targeted for pre-school age children. This program… More

An American Sign Language/English Dictionary on CD/ROM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$250,000.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Corinne K. Jensema, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
N/a

An American Sign Language Picture Dictionary/Storyboard for

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$249,999.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Michele R. Rovins
Abstract:
This project will create an American Sign Language Picture Dictionary/Storyboard for young children on an IBM-compatible CD-ROM. The majority of sign language programs on the market are developed for school-age children and older. This CD-ROM is targeted for pre-school age children. This program… More

A Computer Program to Emulate TTY Communication

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,999.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
N/A
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$250,000.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
N/A
Abstract:
N/a

CD-ROM of Visually Represented Songs for Young Deaf Children

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,996.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
N/A
Abstract:
Not Available The objective of this Phase I proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of automating the tasking and reporting of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) assets in real-time. These ISR assets consist of multiple sensors onboard space, air, sea and land-based platforms… More

Testing Vision in Young Deaf Children

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Carl Jensema – (301) 942-4326
Abstract:
N/a

Testing Vision in Young Deaf Children

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$299,989.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Carl Jensema – (301) 942-4326
Abstract:
N/a

CD-Rom to teach cued speech

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,995.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

Intergrating TTY's into PDA's

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,996.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

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

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

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

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

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

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,999.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Jensema
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
Award Amount:
$74,999.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
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
Award Amount:
$499,998.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
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
Award Amount:
$499,999.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
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
Award Amount:
$74,990.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
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
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
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
Award Amount:
$149,986.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
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
Award Amount:
$149,989.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
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

SBIR Phase II: ASL Literacy Support System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,635.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Corinne K. Vinopol – (301) 942-4326
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will result in a robust assistive technology, cost-wise accessible to deaf individuals and their families/service providers, as well as businesses, which functions as: (1) An instructional tool to improve the literacy of deaf children and… More

Computer and online software that provides ASL translation and publishing capabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$74,998.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
Corinne Vinopol – (301) 942-4326
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
Award Amount:
$899,951.00
Agency:
ED
Principal Investigator:
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

SBIR Phase I: Signing Science for Kids

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,998.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Corinne K. Vinopol – (301) 942-4326
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to addresses the need for improved science literacy and knowledge of young deaf children by producing an e-book series on STEM topics with American Sign Language (ASL) translations. Each e-book will focus on a specific topic and… More

SBIR Phase I: American Sign Language (ASL) Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Thesaurus.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,998.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I project proposes to produce online software that enables deaf users to obtain English equivalents for American Sign Language (ASL) science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) signs. Many deaf and hard of hearing people who rely on ASL for communication do not have good… More