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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. DEVELOPMENT OF A MULTI-SENSORY "SOUND LAB" FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION APPLICATIONS

    SBC: OVAL WINDOW AUDIO            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Education
  2. 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

    Data from the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) indicates that 4-6% of adults in the US have insufficient reading skills to attempt participation in 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 the US, there is no data specific to the subset o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Education
  3. 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

    Significant barriers existing today for individuals with intellectual disabilities preventing independent access to written information. The plethora of materials available electronically, including books, biographies, classic literature, and leisure titles, grows daily with the popularity of audio books as well as talking book services for individuals with visual disabilities. Regrettably, tools ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Education
  4. Wayfinder: A Portable Multimedia Softtware System for Supporting Independent Community Transportation for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    Development and evaluation of Wayfinder, a portable system that integrates Palmtop computers, global positioning systems, and instant messaging technology, to provide intelligent audio and visual cues to facilitate independent rail navigation

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Education
  5. Workright Skills Builder: A Customized State-of-the-Art Simulation Software System to Support Vocational Social Skills for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    The WorkRight Skill Builder, a state-fof-the-art computer-based simulator application designed to provide customized, self-directed social skills training for individuals with intellectual disabilities on community based vocational social skills

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Education
  6. Talking Tags-Fast Identification of Objects and Locations for Individuals with Visual Impairments

    SBC: CREATEABILITY CONCEPTS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Combination of commercially available components with an innovative approach to deliver a portable "talking tags" system for people with visual impairments; improved capacity to identify, sort and retrieve objects

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Education
  7. Sound Alert: A Centralized System Capable of Alerting People who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Impaired of Critical Sounds in their Environments

    SBC: CREATEABILITY CONCEPTS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Development of a combination of state-of-the-art, portable, wireless technology, newtwork services and sensory technology to enable outbound and inbound communication with emergency services, such as evacuation or rescue information

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Education
  8. SSIMPLE- A Speech and Switch Input Mobile Phone that Links Everyone

    SBC: CREATEABILITY CONCEPTS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The combining of commercially available SMARTPHONE technology with an innovative design to enable single switch and voice-only users to independently send text messages and answer or make phone calls

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Education
  9. 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
  10. 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

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