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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. PRELIMINARY STUDY OF A HIGH QUALITY SPEECH SYNTHESIZER CHIP

    SBC: Aicom Corpon            Topic: N/A

    AICOM PLANS TO DEVELOP A LOW COST, HIGH QUALITY SPEECH SYNTHESIZER CHIP WHICH MAY BE USED IN THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED MARKET, IN THE EDUCATION MARKET, AND IN THE COMMERCIAL MARKET. IN THIS PHASE, WE PLAN TO STUDY THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE CHIP, THE COMPLEXITY OF THE CIRCUIT, THE POSSIBLE DIE SIZE, THE POWER CONSUMPTION, AND THE TOTAL COST OF PRODUCING THE CHIP. IN ADDITION, WE PLAN ON RUNNING A COMPUTE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Education
  2. ACCESS TO HYPERCARD TEACHING TOOLS BY BLIND TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

    SBC: Berkeley Systems Inc            Topic: N/A

    TWO NEW COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES PROFOUNDLY CHANGING TEACHING TOOLS ARE MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGIES AND DO-IT-YOURSELF PROGRAMMING TECHNOLOGIES. BOTH ARE EMBODIED IN APPLE MACINTOSHC'S HYPERCARD. THESE NEW DEVELOPMENTS ENABLE TEACHERS TO USE, MODIFY, AND CREATE TEACHING MATERIALS THAT COMBINE VISUAL AND AUDITORY MEDIA TO ENHANCE THE LEARNING PROCESS OF ALL STUDENTS AND TO HELP REMEDIATE CERTAIN KINDS OF ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Education
  3. A MULTIPURPOSE HYPERMEDIA SYSTEM FOR DRUG USE PREVENTION EDUCATION

    SBC: Horizons Technology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Education
  4. LEARNING IN CONTENT AREAS: MULTIMEDIA MODULES FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

    SBC: Mclean Media            Topic: N/A

    MCLEAN MEDIA PLANS TO RESEARCH, DESIGN, PRODUCE AND EVALUATEA PROTOTYPE MODULE FOR TEACHING SCIENCE CONCEPTS TO LEARNINGDISABLED, MIDDLE SCHOOL (GRADES 6-8) STUDENTS USING A COMPUTER-BASED, MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM. THE PROTOTYPE WILL INCORPORATE TEXT, GRAPHICS, SOUND AND VIDEO USING HYPERCARD SOFTWARE, AN APPLE MACINTOSH COMPUTER AND A VIDEODISC WITH "REPURPOSED" VIDEOTAPE MATERIAL. RESEARCH WILL FOCUS ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Education
  5. INTERACTIVE FULL SCREEN MONITOR FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

    SBC: Netrologic, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROJECT WILL DEVELOP A MECHANICALLY ACTUATED DEVICE WITH A TACTILE SURFACE. IT WILL PROVIDE A BRAILLE INTERFACEREPRESENTING THE SAME INFORMATION THAT A VIDEO MONITOR PROVIDES TO A SIGHTED PERSON. THE BRAILLE WILL BE IMPLEMENTED BY A GRID OF SOLENOIDS DRIVEN BY AN IBM PC COMPATABLE HARDWARE BOARD. THIS PHASE I PROJECT WILL DEMONSTRATE A 4" X 4" SAMPLE WHICH WILL SHOW THE FEASIBILITYOF PRODUCIN ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Education
  6. DEVELOPMENT OF A MULTI-SENSORY "SOUND LAB" FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION APPLICATIONS

    SBC: OVAL WINDOW AUDIO            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Education
  7. ADAPTATION OF TONGUE TOUCH KEYPAD AND SMARTLINK SYSTEM TO EDUCATIONAL APPLICATIONS

    SBC: Zofcom Inc            Topic: N/A

    THE PROPOSED PROJECT INVOLVES TEH ADAPTATION OF A NEWLY DEVELOPED HARDWARE DEVICE CALLED THE TONGUETOUCH KEYPAD (TTK) AND SMARTLINK SYSTEM (CONTROLLER) TO EDUCATIONAL APPLICATIONS, AND TEH DEVELOPMENT OF SOFTWARE PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO OPTIMIZE ITS USEFULLNESS WITHIN THESE APPLICATIONS, FOR THE PURPOSES OF IMPROVING PARTICIPATION ININSTRUCTION OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES THAT RESTRICT THEIR ATTEND ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Education
  8. Development and Evaluation of a Universally Designed Multimedia Approach to Enable Autonomous Composition by Students and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    The project addresses the needs of students and adults with intellectual disabilities forwritten self-expression by designing, developing, and testing a universally designed, multimediacompositioning software application. This application creates a specific format for independent expressionof thoughts, ideas, experiences, knowledge, personal history, and other typical literary output. Thesystem pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  9. Development and Evaluation of a Location-Based Multimedia System for Providing Access to Information in Community Settings

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    This project develops a location-based method for improving access to information in thecommunity (i.e.: public places such as parks, zoos, bus station and stops, information kiosks, touristattractions, and other places of public accommodation) that is not solely in text format. This projectaddresses the need for alternative formats by designing, developing, and testing a Pocket PC-basedsoftware s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  10. Money Coach: A Money Management System to Facilitate Independent Living for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    This project addresses the critical need for money management skills training necessary forindependent community living through the development of a software system (Money Coach). MoneyCoach utilizes both hand-held technology and desktop software to assist individuals with intellectualdisabilities with money management and related skills. Project goals include: (1) developing project requirements ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education

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