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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 April, 2020.

  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. EXPERT COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION ACCESS NETWORK (ECIAN)

    SBC: ANALYSIS & SIMULATION, INC.            Topic: N/A

    VARIOUS ACTIVITIES (EDUCATION, GOVERNMENT, RESEARCH) GENERATE LARGE AMOUNTS OF RAW DATA. HOWEVER, DATA IS COLLECTED IN A DISJOINTED AND ISOLATED FASHION (I.E., ACTS, LITERATURE) CREATING BARRIERS IN DATA ACCESS AND DISSEMINATION. THERE IS A CONSENSUS AMONG FAMILIES AND PROFESSIONALS, THAT NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES AND SERVICES PROVIDED TO THESE INDIVIDUALS COULD BE GREATLY IMPROVED IF ...

    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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. UNIQUE ON-SITE DESTRUCTION OF TRANSFORMER ASKARELS USING A LOW-TEMPERATURE, MILD CHEMICAL METHOD

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

    THESE IS A GREAT NEED FOR A SAFE, ENERGY-EFFICIENT, ON-SITE METHOD FOR DECONTAMINATING VARIOUS CHEMICAL TOXINS. NEARLY ALL (I.E., 99.8%) OF THE POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS) FOUND IN CURRENT APPLICATIONS ARE USED AS DIELECTIC FLUID. THIS AMOUNTS TO ABOUT 30,000,000 GALLONS OF PCB-CONTAMINATED FLUID. TO REDUCE THIS EXPOSURE RISK THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY IS REQUIRING THE ACCELERATED PH ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Environmental Protection Agency

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