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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. 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. FluidMath A Teaching Intervention for Algebra

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

    This Phase I project develops a prototype FluidMath software application and demonstrates its feasibility as an intervention in the teaching and learning of basic algebra. At its core, the prototype includes a first of its kind recognition engine which enables a Tablet PC to interpret mathematical expressions written on its screen with an electronic stylus. In addition, the prototype will include ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  7. Online Learning System to Advance Teaching of Hyper Molecular Modeling

    SBC: MolySym, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    MolySym has successfully prototyped and classroom tested the MolySym Hypermodeling System, a tangible user interface that provides high school chemistry students with a direct link between a physical model and a software simulation system. The incorporation of electronics and robotics technologies into ball and stick models to communicate in real time with a software simulation system is called hy ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  8. Expanding, Testing and Validating the Universal Assessment System

    SBC: Nimble Assessment Systems            Topic: N/A

    The Universal Assessment System is an innovative computer based test delivery system that applies principles of Universal Design for Learning to flexibly meet the accessibility and accommodation needs of individual students with disabilities in grades 3 to 12. Flexibly meeting individual needs is accomplished by allowing teachers to activate one or more of the accessibility and accommodation tool, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  9. The Digital Work Pad

    SBC: Nimble Assessment Systems            Topic: N/A

    The Digital Work Pad is an innovative peripheral device designed to allow K12 students to enter responses to open ended items in a natural manner by hand. The DWP solves a major shortcoming of current educational software and computer-based testing systems, namely the inability to include items that require students to produce complex formulas, drawings, or graphs.

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  10. The Digital Earth Explorations Project (DEEP)

    SBC: One Planet Education, LLC            Topic: N/A

    OPENs SBIR proposal will develop then research the potential of a branded game based curriculum designed to foster interdisciplinary knowledge in the sciences, social studies, language arts, and mathematics. By connecting that content to real world applications, locations, and professional organizations we intend to instill an appreciation for the value of disciplinary educational content for adv ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education

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