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  1. Development and Evaluation of an Accessible Voice Recognition System (AVRS) for Individuals with Intellectual

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    Individuals with significant cognitive impairments have among the highest incidence of illiteracy. This, combined with the complex and text based interfaces of mainstream computer programs and operating systems, makes typical keyboard input largely inaccessible to this population. Voice recognition technology offers promise to overcoming this barrier, but currently provides the same barriers of ex ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Education
  2. 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
  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

    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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Technology Supports for Home Health Care Providers

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    Specialized computer-based health care support technology has great potential for addressing the needs of family home health care providers in providing care to seniors. The proposed system will be designed to provide simplified multi-media instruction

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Health and Human Services
  7. Interactive CD ROM Technology for Home-Based Autism Intervention

    SBC: ACANTHUS, INC            Topic: N/A

    The platform consists of simple, user-friendly tools to create speech and language lessons which incorporate a lip readable accurate talking head, dubbed "Baldi®." Baldi's skin can be made transparent to show how speech is created by the tongue, jaw (palate, gums and teeth) and lips. Views from any angle can be supplemented with airflow and vibration indicators and highlighting.

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Education
  8. Content-oriented reading software for struggling readers

    SBC: Active Artz            Topic: N/A

    In 2003, The Nation’s Report Card for educational progress showed that thirty-seven percent of fourth graders could not read at the most basic level. Further, poor readers are notoriously “disengaged” - they do not have the desire to read. These students need explicit instruction to improve their reading comprehension skills; however, few programs are available to older students and the avai ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Education
  9. Turnkey Arsenic Removal for Small Water Systems

    SBC: ADA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: AF03265

    In 2001 the US EPA lowered the maximum contaminant level for arsenic in drinking water from 50 ppb to 10 ppb. This change is expected to impact 10 percent of the nation's drinking water systems; the vast majority of those impacted are small, rural water suppliers. New approaches, particularly simple, adsorption-based technologies are needed to provide cost effective treatment options for small wat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of DefenseAir Force
  10. Electrodecontamination for Mitigation of Airborne Contamination

    SBC: ADA Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 11

    72679-Radioactively contaminated surfaces within Department of Energy and commercial nuclear facilities endanger workers and create problems with waste handling and disposal. Current methods for removing these radiological contaminants are expensive, use hazardous chemicals or dangerous rotating machinery, release removed materials into the airspace surrounding the jobsite, and generate considera ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Energy

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