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PICTURE ICON LAYOUT SOFTWARE FOR COMMUNICATIONS BOARD

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10938
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10938
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ACADEMIC SOFTWARE, INC.
331 W SECOND ST LEXINGTON, KY 40507
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: PICTURE ICON LAYOUT SOFTWARE FOR COMMUNICATIONS BOARD
Agency: ED
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $199,913.00
 

Abstract:

THIS RESEARCH STUDY DEVELOPS AN INTERACTIVE, MICROCOMPUTER-BASED, PICTURE ICON LAYOUT AND AUTHORING SYSTEM FOR EDUCATORS, COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALISTS, AND EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGISTS WHO ADAPT OR FABRICATE COMMUNICATIONS AIDS AND SYSTEMS FOR NON-VOCAL OR SPEECH-IMPAIRED CHILDREN OR ADULTS. A PROTOTYPE PICTURE ICON LAYOUT SOFTWARE (PILS) SYSTEM WILL BE DESIGNED FOR THE UNICORN II EXPANDED KEYBOARD (UNICORN ENGINEERING COMPANY) AND WILL UTILIZE THE CORE PICTURE VOCABULARY (CPV) (DON JOHNSTON DEVELOPMENTAL EQUIPMENT) AS THE INTERNAL BASE ICON LIBRARY. THE PROTOTYPE SOFTWARE WILL BE WRITTEN FOR THE APPLE II MICROCOMPUTER FAMILY AND WILL ALLOW USERS TO DESIGNAND PRODUCE CUSTOM OVERLAYS FOR COMMUNICATION BOARDS BY SELECTING AND RESIZING CPV LIBRARY ICONS OR CREATING NEW ICONS (USING STANDARD GRAPHICS PACKAGES) TO ADD TO THEIR OWN LIBRARY. THE PROTOTYPE PILS SOFTWARE AND DRAFT USER'S GUIDE WILL BE EXTENSIVELY FIELDTESTED BY REPRESENTATIVES OF GROUPS OF POTENTIAL USERS AND PERSONS WHO TEACH AND COUNSEL OTHERS REGARDING THE DESIGN AND USE OF AUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS. BASED ON THE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE AND THE RESULTS FROM FIELD-TESTS, RECOMMENDATIONS AND PLANS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A FULLY FUNCTIONAL PILS SYSTEM WILL BE PROPOSED.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Warren E Lacefield
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Academic Software, Inc.
331 West Second Street Lexington, KY 40507

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