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Accessible People Finder Application for Individuals with Visual Impairments

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
H133S120016
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
84.133S-1
Solicitation Number:
1
Small Business Information
Sendero Group LLC
739 Miller Drive Davis, CA 95616
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Accessible People Finder Application for Individuals with Visual Impairments
Agency: ED
Contract: H133S120016
Award Amount: $74,997.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase I project develops an accessible geosocial networking (AGN) application for the iPhone with Voice Over with the goal to connect people with visual disabilities with other people in their proximate environment while employing a revolutionary use of the positioning and connectivity technology built into mainstream cell phones. By capitalizing on the ubiquity of mobile phones with GPS, cell tower positioning, compass, and Bluetooth technology, the AGN application offers a solution using built-in accessibility for both long- and short-range people finding. The result is a program that identifies who is in the vicinity of a person with visual disabilities while combining long- and short-range location technologies. Project objectives include: (1) evaluating mainstream geosocial networking products for accessibility issues and desired features, (2) developing the accessible geosocial networking application for iPhone for locating people in short and long range distances, and (3) analyzing and reporting the success of the developed application in real world situations.

Principal Investigator:

Michael May
(888) 757-6810
mikemay@senderogroup.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Sendero Group LLC
1857 GLENMARK WAY ROSEVILLE, CA 95747-

EIN/Tax ID: 680445660
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No