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  1. NEW GRAPHICAL COMMUNICATION TACTILE SENSORS TO ASSIST INDIVIDUALS HAVING VISUAL DISABILITIES

    SBC: American Research Corporation of Virginia            Topic: N/A

    ONE OF THE MAJOR OBSTACLES TO EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH SEVERE VISUAL DISABILITIES IS THE INABILITY TO ACCESS VISUAL IMAGES FOUND IN THE EDUCATIONAL SETTING OR REQUIRED FOR SATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE IN THE WORKPLACE. EFFORTS TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO VISUAL IMAGES HAVE INCLUDED TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS SUCH AS COMPUTER-BASED BRAILLE PRINTERS, TACTILE BRAILLE DISPLAYS AND RAISED-RELI ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of Education
  2. DEVELOPMENT OF THE FUNCTION AND UTILITY OF AN EXTENDIBLE PNEUMATIC MOUTHSTICK

    SBC: ANHOLT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    MOUTHSTICKS OR ORTHODONTIC ORTHOSES ARE WIDELY USED BY PEOPLE WITH SPINAL CHORD INJURIES OR SIMILAR DISABILITIES TO INCREASE CONTROL OVER THEIR ENVIRONMENT. PEOPLE WITH THE ADDITIONAL LIMITATION OF LITTLE OR NO ANTERIOR/POSTERIOR HEAD MOTION MAY BENEFIT FROM AN EXTENDIBLE MOUTHSTICK. HOWEVER, COMMERCIAL EXTENDIBLE MOUTHSTICKS SUFFER IN THAT THEIR ACTION IS OFTEN SLOW, EXTENDIBILITY IS LIMITED, OR ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Education
  3. NETWORK ARCHITECTURE SPEECH SYSTEM (NASS)

    SBC: Automated Functions, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE NETWORK ARCHITECTURE SPEECH SYSTEM (NASS) UTILIZES A NEW APPROACH IN PROVIDING EXCELLENT ACCESS FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE TO OFF THE SHELF PROGRAMS (E.G., WORDPERFECT, LOTUS 1-2-3) THAT RUN ON THE IBM PC, AT, PS/2, AND COMPATIBLES. IT DRAMATICALLY CHANGES THE CURRENT SENSORY ADAPTIVE AID ARCHITECTURE BY TRANSFERRING THE "SCREEN READER" SOFTWARE FROM THE PC TO A NEW TYPE OF "SMART" OUTPUT DE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of Education
  4. DEVELOPMENT OF THE ADULT RATING OF ORAL ENGLISH (AROE) FOR LEP ADULTS

    SBC: Development Associates            Topic: N/A

    VERY FEW ORAL ENGLISH PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS EXIST THAT ARE APPROPRIATE FOR LIMITED-ENGLISH-PROFICIENT (LEP) ADULTS IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT TRAINING PROGRAMS. THE AVAILABLE INSTRUMENTS REQUIRE LEVELS OF STUDENT AND STAFF TIME AND OTHER PROGRAM RESOURCES THAT ARE DIFFICULT FOR PROGRAMS TO PROVIDE AND OFTEN ARE NOT APPROPRIATE FOR ASSESSMENT OF EMPLOYMENT-RELATED ORAL PROF ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of Education
  5. FAMILIES: THE VITAL LINK- A VIDEOTAPE SERIES RESPONSIVE TO DIVERSE FAMILIES OF INFANTS AND CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

    SBC: SVR, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE GOAL OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO DEVELOP AND DISSEMINATE VIDEOTAPE PRODUCTS THAT WILL SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE FAMILIES' KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES OR WHO ARE AT-RISK FOR DISABILITIES. THE VIDEOTAPES WILL BE DEVELOPED IN THE CONTEXT OF FAMILY-CENTERED AND CULTURALLY COMPETENT CARE AD WILL PORTRAY EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR ACCESSING EARLY INTERVEN ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Education
  6. EXTRACTION OF COPPER AND ZINC FROM MIXED-METAL CYANIDE SOLUTION USING SOLID PHASE EXTRACTION

    SBC: Chromatochem Inc.            Topic: N/A

    REMOVAL OF TOXIC METALS FROM WASTEWATER STREAMS HAS BECOME A PROBLEM OF INCREASING NATIONAL IMPORTANCE, AS A RESULT OF INCREASING CONCERN FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT, AND INCREASINGLY STRINGENT WASTE DISPOSAL REGULATIONS. CHROMATOCHEM, INC., HAS DEVELOPED AN ECONOMICAL AND EFFECTIVE NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR THE REMOVAL OF LOW LEVELS OF TOXIC METAL IONS FROM WASTEWATER STREAMS, USING SOLID PHASE EXTRACTION (SPE) ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Environmental Protection Agency
  7. REMOVAL OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS FROM GASEOUS EFFLUENT STREAMS BY NOVEL PERFLUOROMEMBRANES

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Environmental Protection Agency
  8. SCRAP TIRE PYROLYSIS-- PRODUCTION OF HIGHLY ENHANCED MARKETABLE PRODUCTS

    SBC: Hichem Corp.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Environmental Protection Agency
  9. DEVELOPMENT OR ADAPTATION OF DEVICES MECHANISMS OR TECHNIQUES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH HEARING DISABILITIES "AN INEXPENSIVE MODEM AD-ON ACCESSORY FOR TDD COMMUNICATION"

    SBC: Information Systems Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROPOSAL OUTLINES AN APPROACH THAT ALLOWS MODERN COMPUTER HARDWARE TO BE USED FOR COMMUNICATING WITH TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICES FOR THE DEAF (TDD). A DEVICE TO BE ATTACHED TO ANY STANDARD COMPUTER MODEM WILL PROVIDE THE INTERFACE AND CONVERSION NECESARY FOR THIS TO TAKE PLACE. THE PROPOSED DEVICE WILL USE LOW COST DIGITAL PROCESSING HARDWARE AND ADVANCED SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNIQUES. THE MICR ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Education
  10. RESEARCH FEASIBILITY OF A PORTABLE, REAL-TIME STENOGRAPHIC DEVICE FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED

    SBC: Advanced Technical Concepts            Topic: N/A

    IT IS THE INTENT OF THIS PROJECT TO RESEARCH THE VARIOUS QUESTIONS REGARDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A STENOGRAPHIC DEVICECAPABLE OF INSTANTLY CONVERTING THE SPOKEN WORD INTO SOME TYPE OF VISUAL "TEXT" DISPLAY THAT WOULD BENEFIT THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE HEARING IMPAIRED. THE DEVICE SHOULD BE A PORTABLE, LIGHTWEIGHT, SELF-CONTAINED UNIT THAT COULD BE EASILY MOVED FROM ONE LOCATION TO ANOTHER AND SET UP FOR ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Education

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