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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until June, 2020.

  1. Web-based reading assessment and instruction prototype development and evaluation

    SBC: Mentor Machines, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The proposed work seeks to demonstrate feasibility of an accessible Web-based literacy program which assesses an individuals reading skills and provides relevant instruction through interaction with a virtual tutor—a lifelike computer character that simulates the behaviors of an effective reading teacher. Specific technical objectives include designing online reading assessment instruments to es ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Education
  2. Web Enabled Simulated Braille

    SBC: Sopris West Educational Services            Topic: N/A

    The purpose of the WES Braille project is to develop and deliver a high quality, effective, affordable, and efficient web-based braille training system. WES Braille will be used by teachers, transcribers, paraprofessionals, and family members. The tool will be a computer program that accepts the corded keystrokes necessary to enter braille without prior software downloads or purchase of special eq ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Education
  3. Tech-access: An online information resource for K-12 educators on accessible technology in educational settings

    SBC: Meeting the Challenge, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Technology is pervasive in American life. In August 2000, 53.7 million households had at least one computer and 43.6 million households had Internet access. Eighty percent of professionals use computers in the workplace, and 54% of all workers use computers. Students with disabilities constitute over 13% (6.3 million in 2001) of all students in K-12 public schools and are often disadvantaged becau ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Education
  4. Standard seeker: A system for aligning content, curricula, and assessment to learning objective benchmarks for standards-based education

    SBC: KNOWLEDGE ANALYSIS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC.            Topic: N/A

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a prototype system for semi-automatically aligning content, curricula, and assessment items to learning objectives to promote standards-based education reform in American K-12 schools. This system, when employed by professional content correlators or novice teachers, will provide accurate matches between learning materials and as ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Education
  5. Rocket Reader: A simplified PDA-based portable reading system for enabling access to audio books and electronic documents for individuals with intellectual disabilities

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    One of the most significant barriers existing today for individuals with intellectual disabilities is the inability for much of this population to independently read and access written information. The plethora of materials available electronically, including books, biographies, audio books as well as talking book services for individuals with visual and learning disabilities. Regrettably, while t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Education
  6. Phonics essentials for teachers: A professional development package

    SBC: Oxton House Publishers, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Purpose for proposal: To develop and field test Phonics Essentials for Teachers (PET): an Interactive Professional Development Package. This CD-based program for teachers will provide essential knowledge and pedagogy for teaching phonological awareness and phonics skills, including decoding automaticity. PET will be aligned in part with the Concept Phonics instructional program, meaning that teach ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Education
  7. LCAI: Exploring the potential of an independently usable, internet-based multimedia software system for self-Paced assessment, instruction and practice in listening comprehension skills for non readers

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    The most recent data available from the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) indicates that 4-6% of adults in the United States have insufficient reading skills to even attempt participation in the NAAL’s literacy assessment in 1992 (Literacy in the Labor Force, p. 310- 320). While there are approximately 8 million individuals with intellectual disabilities (e.g., mental retardation) in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Education
  8. Job Quest: An Internet-based, Self-Directed Career Exploration and Assessment System for Students and Adults with Significant Intellectual Disabilities

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    People with Intellectual Disabilities depend a great deal on work for their quality of life. Working in community-based jobs can make a substantial difference in income, relationships and self-esteem. An important factor in successful employment outcomes is matching individuals with jobs that are of interest to the job seeker. However, existing job interest tools are ineffective for this populatio ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Education
  9. Job Quest: An Internet-based, Self-Directed Career Exploration and Assessment System for Students and Adults with Significant Intellectual Disabilities

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    People with Intellectual Disabilities depend a great deal on work for their quality of life. Working in community-based jobs can make a substantial difference in income, relationships and self-esteem. An important factor in successful employment outcomes is matching individuals with jobs that are of interest to the job seeker. However, existing job interest tools are ineffective for this populatio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Education
  10. INTERACTIVE VIDEO PREVOCATIONAL PREFERENCE SELECTOR FOR USE BY INDIVIDUALS WITH MENTAL RETARDATION

    SBC: Fran Maher Inc            Topic: N/A

    THE FOLLOWING PROPOSAL COVERS A PROJECT TO CONDUCT RESEARCH WRITE NARRATIVE, INSTRUCTIONAL AND SHOOTING SCRIPTS, AND IDENTIFY FILM SITES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTERACTIVE VIDEO PREVOCATIONAL SELECTION INSTRUMENT. SELECTION PATHS AND TOUCH SCREEN INPUT WILL ENABLE BOTH INDEPENDENT USE BY INDIVIDUALS WIHT MENTAL RETARDATION (CLASSIFIED "TRAINABLE")AND USE OF THE INSTRUMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH A COUN ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Education
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