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WorkRight SkillBuilder: A Customized State-of-the-Art Simulation Software…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
72626
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
H133S050074
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AbleLink Technologies, Inc.
618 N. Nevada Ave. Colorado Springs, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: WorkRight SkillBuilder: A Customized State-of-the-Art Simulation Software System to Support Vocational, Social Skills Training for Students and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Agency: ED
Contract: H133S060099
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

In Phase I, research demonstated the feasibility of using state-of-the-art computer avatars for providing social skills training for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The results showed a significant improvement in social skills knowledge when engaging in an independently usable mutimedia framework, and training system that utilizes state-of-the-art computer simulation, animation, a multimedia framework, and universal design concepts. The WorkRight SkillBuilder builds upon these results to create, validate, and evaluate a robust series of social skills training modules. In Phase II, additional research and development includes: (1) generating and validating 50-100 social skills training scripts; (2) developing scripts into computer animated vignettes; (3) researching options for pesonalizing scripts to meet the real world needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities; and (4) conducting an extended field evaluation determining the efficacy of the system for improving social skills knowledge and transference of this knowledge into practice.

Principal Investigator:

Steven E. Stock
7195920347
steve@ablelinktech.com

Business Contact:

Steven E. Stock
7195920347
steve@ablelinktech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AbleLink Technologies, Inc.
528 Tejon Street Suite 100 Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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