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Visual Impact: A Cloud-Based Activity Support System to Facilitate Independence…

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Department of Education
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2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
AbleLink Technologies, Inc.
618 N. Nevada Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80903-0116
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Visual Impact: A Cloud-Based Activity Support System to Facilitate Independence for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
Agency: ED
Contract: H133S110040
Award Amount: $75,000.00


This project develops an Internet-based system for managing and delivering “on demand” activity prompts to individuals with intellectual disabilities. This product users “cloud” (web based) technology to deliver visual and audio prompts to individuals with cognitive disabilities via a thin-client prompting application that can run on iOS or Android mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and Droid smartphones. This technology enables step-by-step task prompting to be made available to individuals using a consistent interface in any environment. In Phase I, a prototype application is developed and a pilot study conducted to assess the technical merit and feasibility of this approach for facilitating independence. These technologies offer tremendous opportunities for increasing independence of individuals with intellectual disabilities through provision of personalized, real-time activity supports in a multitude of settings, including at school, in the workplace, at home, and in the community.

Principal Investigator:

Daniel K. Davies
(719) 592-0347
Small Business Information at Submission:

AbleLink Technologies, Inc..
618 North Nevada Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80903-

EIN/Tax ID: 841528899
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No