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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Evaluation of a Universally Designed Multimedia Approach to Promote Independent Instant Messaging Technology for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    This project develops and evaluates a multimedia instant messaging (IM) system, VisualMessenger, that is designed to be usable independently by individuals with intellectual and othercognitive disabilities. The prototype software system developed in this project is used in a betweensubjectspilot study comparing it with mainstream IM applications to measure its effectiveness in termsof independent ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  5. Pocket Email: Development and Evaluation of an Accessible PDA-Based Email Program to Facilitate Remote Communication for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    This project evaluates the technical merit and feasibility of Pocket Email, a PDA-basedaccessible email program which is universally designed to meet the unique needs of individuals withintellectual disabilities for communicating via email with family members and other caregivers while incommunity settings. Recent PDA and wireless technology developments, such as Blackberry orPocket Outlook, have ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  6. Connectivity to Modern Electronics for the Hearing Disabled

    SBC: ADVANCED MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    This project creates a wireless solution for interconnecting hearing aids with consumerelectronic devices based on a new, ultra-low-power radio specifically developed by project partnerIntriCon Corporation (St. Paul, MN), for use in micro-behind-the-ear (Micro-BTE) hearing aids. Thesmall consumer electronics add-on module, with greater than 100-hour battery life from a standardzinc-air hearing aid ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  7. Wireless Wrist Device to Alert the Deaf of Sounds and Events in Their Environment

    SBC: ADVANCED MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    This project develops a wireless system to alert individuals who are deaf to critical soundsand events in their environment. This efficient, wearable system utilizes existing and developingtechnology, improving the ability of a person who is deaf to function more naturally in a work orschool environment. The system uses a consumer product called a Bluetooth wristwatch, which isessentially a wirele ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Education
  8. Visualizations that effectively support learners in math and science

    SBC: Agile Mind, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will study the feasibility of developing and instrumenting specific interactive visualizations that effectively support learners understanding of core concepts in mathematics and science and that increase their motivation to explore these concepts deeply. The key innovation is creating and instrumenting specific visualizations and related tas ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  9. Tools and Materials for Hands-On Climate and Weather Science Education

    SBC: Anasphere, Inc            Topic: N/A

    The majority of students and educators would probably agree that students are better able to grasp scientific concepts from the use of hands-on activities and other inquiry-based educational practices than from typical lecture problem solving methods. Anasphere, Inc is working to make inquiry based tools and materials for weather and climate education more readily available for students and educat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  10. Anautics CourseBook Project

    SBC: ANAUTICS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The Anautics CourseBook Project will address three national critical issues in mathematics education the need to support standards based instruction, the need to raise student achievement scores through effective teaching, the need for instruction management through electronic curriculum guidance, assessment and collaboration.

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education

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