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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. The Adaptive Device Locator System on the World Wide Web

    SBC: ACADEMIC SOFTWARE, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Technical Abstract: The Adaptive Device Locator System (ADLS) from ASI and HyperABLEDATA from TRACE are the two national microcomputer databases still being maintained covering a full spectrum of adaptive equipment and technologies. Both systems appeared in the late 1980's, essentially in their present forms, and have been updated continually. ADLS features a sophisticated but highly intuitive an ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Education
  2. Development of Lightweight, Portable, Easily Assembled Scooter

    SBC: Access/Abilities            Topic: N/A

    Nearly one million 3-wheeled scooters are shipped to market annually in the United States. These devices provide excellent mobility for some people with disabilities and seniors within the users' neighborhoods. However, independent mobility for scooter users who wish to explore beyond their local environs can be severely limited by the absence of convenient and affordable transportation which ca ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Education
  3. Promoting Student Self-Determination: A Student-Directed

    SBC: A.U. Software, Incorporated            Topic: N/A

    Self-determination is a desirable and critical outcome for students with disabilities. Self- determination is particularly important in transition planning, since it is literally the launching process for the rest of the student's life. One barrier for students with cognitive disabilities in achieving self-determination for transition planning has been difficulty dealing with print-based material ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Education
  4. Interactive Multimedia to Improve Reading Skills Among

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

    The U.S. Department of Education has identified the need for more effective tools and technologies for increasing student reading skills. In response to this need, American Research Corporation of Virginia proposes the development and evaluation of interactive multimedia for reading instruction targeted for children in grades K through 2. Interactive multimedia is the integration of text, graphic ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Education
  5. Interactive Multimedia to Facilitate Employment of Adolescents

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

    The U.S. Department of Education has identified the need for new technologies for enhancing career placement and career maintenance skills of individuals with disabilities. In response to this need, American Research Corporation of Virginia proposes the development and evaluation of interactive multimedia for diffusion of job matching and searching strategies to adolescents with disabilities in g ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Education
  6. Interactive Multimedia to Enhance Parenting Skills of

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

    The U.S. Department of Education has identified the need for technologies to increase parents' skills in nurturing young children's learning and development. In response to this need, American Research Corporation of Virginia proposes the development and evaluation of interactive multimedia for enhancing parenting skills of adolescents and adults with children aged 2-4 years. Interactive multimed ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Education
  7. A Prototype Virtual School and Virtual Classroom System

    SBC: Amita            Topic: N/A

    This Phase I project will develop and demonstrate the functionality and utility of a commercially viable prototype Virtual School (VS) and Virtual Classroom (VC) software system. The target instructional organizations will be any sized educational or training institutions or departments that utilize the increasingly popular, pervasive and powerful Intemet/Intranet world-wide-web (web) client/serv ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Education
  8. An Investigation of Feasibility of Adapting the Arlyn Arm Workstation for the Educational Use of People with Disabilities

    SBC: Arlyn Toolworks            Topic: N/A

    The prototype Arlyn Arm Workstation, a robotic arm workstation, created, designed, and built by Arlyn Toolworks will be modified to makeit transportable and capable of handling items such as textbooks and lunch used in an educational setting. Then the resulting device, the Arlyn Arm Transportable will then be tested by students performing educational tasks and reviewed by teachers, occupational t ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of Education
  9. Screen Reader Architecture Math System (SRAMS)

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

    Many visually impaired people have difficulty learning mathematics. The lack of higher math skills limits educational and job opportunities for many visually impaired people since numerous professions are requiring more technical skills. The objective of the Screen Reader Architecture Math System (SRAMS) is to design, develop, and test a computer based system which uses successful screen reading ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Education
  10. Hiking Trails Web Site with Universal Access Information

    SBC: BENEFICIAL DESIGNS INC            Topic: N/A

    Although many people with disabilities enjoy visiting outdoor parks and recreational areas, there is currently no easy means for them to obtain information about the accessibility of outdoor trails in these areas. This project will develop a Trails Web site providing universal access information for trails throughout the U.S., which will be useful to all hikers, regardless of their ability. The U ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Department of Education

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