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A USER-FRIENDLY VOICE INTERACTIVE LEARNING AID FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH HANDICAPS…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
6936
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6936
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Technology International Incorporated of Virginia
429 W. Airline Highway Suites LaPlace, LA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: A USER-FRIENDLY VOICE INTERACTIVE LEARNING AID FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH HANDICAPS (VILAH)
Agency: ED
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $198,573.00
 

Abstract:

MANY INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES WOULD BENEFIT FROM IMPROVED METHODS FOR VOICE INPUT INTO, AND VOICE OUTPUT FROM, MICROCOMPUTERS. THE ADVANTAGES OF COMPUTERIZED VOICE OUTPUT FROM PRINTED MATERIAL FOR BLIND OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS IS OBVIOUS. VERY OFTEN, INDIVIDUALS WITH LANGUAGE-LEARNING DISABILITIES FALL INTO THIS CATEGORY. THEADVANTAGES OF SYNTHESIZED SPEECH IS OBVIOUS FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO, FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS, CANNOT SPEAK THEMSELVES. THEADVANTAGES OF BEING ABLE TO SPEAK TO AND LISTEN TO THE TEACHING SOURCE IS ALSO OBVIOUS FOR VERY YOUNG CHILDREN, WITH OR WITHOUT HANDICAPS, WHO CAN NEITHER READ NOR WRITE. FURTHERMORE, PERSONS WHO HAVE MODERATE TO SEVERE MENTAL RETARDATION ARE, BY DEFINITION, NORMALLY UNABLE TO READ OR WRITE. THEREFORE, THE TYPICAL PRINTED SCREEN OR PRINTOUT OUTPUT MODE OR THE KEYBOARD TYPING INPUT MODE ARE, FOR ALL PRACTICAL PURPOSES, INACCESSIBLE FOR THEM. OTHER INDIVIDUALS WHO CANNOT EASILY UTILIZE THE TYPING INPUT MODE ARE THOSE WITH PHYSICAL HANDICAPS. HENCE, TII PROPOSES HEREA VOICE INTERACTIVE LEARNING AID FOR PERSONS WITH HANDICAPS (VILAH) UTILIZING FEATURES OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND VOICE ANALYSIS TO ACCOMODATE FOR VARIABILITY IN INPUT.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Jane Y Murdock
Technologist

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Technology International Inc.
429 W Airline Hghwy #s Laplace, LA 70068

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