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A KEYBOARD/VOICE INTERFACE FOR USE OF AN ON-LINE LIBRARY SYSTEM BY THE VISUALLY…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10948
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10948
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vatell Corp.
Po Box 66 Christiansburg, VA 24073
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: A KEYBOARD/VOICE INTERFACE FOR USE OF AN ON-LINE LIBRARY SYSTEM BY THE VISUALLY HANDICAPPED
Agency: ED
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $29,699.00
 

Abstract:

TODAY BUSINESSES, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND FAMILIES ARE MORE THAN EVER DEPENDENT ON ACCESS TO MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF INFORMATION. THE "INFORMATION EXPLOSION" HAS RESULTED IN WIDESPREAD IMPLEMENTATION OF LARGE DATA BASES SUCH AS THE VIRGINIA TECH LIBRARY SYSTEM (VTLS). ACCESS TO THESE SYSTEMS HAS BECOME A VIRTUAL NECESSITY FOR THE VISUALLY HANDICAPPED. DEVELOPMENT OF A CONVENIENT, EASILY LEARNED KEYBOARD/VOICE INTERFACE FOR COMPUTERIZED LIBRARY SYSTEMS WOULD MAKE THESE SYSTEMS MORE ACCESSIBLE TO THE VISUALLY HANDICAPPED. IN THE PROPOSED PROGRAM A NOVEL TERNARY CHORDING KEYBOARD (TCK) IS COMBINED WITH A VOICE SYNTHESIZER(VS) TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO VTLS FOR VISUALLY HANDICAPPED INDIVIDUALS. TESTS WILL SHOW HOW THIS COMBINATION FACILITATES SEARCHING IN THE LIBRARY SYSTEM DATA BASE.

Principal Investigator:

Barbara Kurshan
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Vatell Corpon
P.o. Box 66 Christiansburg, VA 24073

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