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DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTER MONITOR UTILIZING A FULL SCREEN BRAILLE DISPLAY.

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
6943
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6943
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Jacobsen Holz Corp
1224 Pattee Box 280 Perry, IA 50220
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTER MONITOR UTILIZING A FULL SCREEN BRAILLE DISPLAY.
Agency: ED
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $30,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PROTOTYPE COMPUTER MONITOR FOR THE BLIND, UTILIZING BRAILLE CHARACTERS AS OPPOSED TO ALPHANUMERIC WILL BE PURSUED DURING PHASE I OF THIS PROJECT.BY COMBINING CURRENT STATE OF THE ART ELECTRONICS AND UTILIZING SOME SPECIAL HYDRAULICS, A SCREEN COULD BE DEVELOPED CONSISTING OF HYDRAULICALLY OPERATED MINIATURE PINS ARRANGED IN A STANDARD BRAILLE PATTERN. THE RAISING AND LOWERING OF SELECTED PINS WOULD RESULT IN BRAILLE SCRIPT THAT COULD BE READ BY A BLIND USER. THE FOCUS OF THERESEARCH WILL INVOLVE ADAPTING THE UNIQUE PROPERTIES OF A NEWLY DEVELOPED FLUID INTO THE BRAILLE MONITOR HYDRAULIC SYSTEM. A SMALL SYSTEM PROTOTYPE CONSISTING OF TWO LINES OF PINS AND FIFTEEN CHARACTERS PER LINE WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR THIS INITIAL INVESTIGATION.

Principal Investigator:

John c jacobsen
VICE PRESIDENT

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Jacobsen Holz Corp
1224 Pattee Box 280 Perry, IA 50220

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