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  1. CLEARINGHOUSE FOR ADAPTIVE REDREATION EQUIPMENT

    SBC: Access To Recreation, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    MANY DISABLED INDIVIDUALS ARE CURRENTLY BENEFITTING FROM THEFIELD OF THERAPY CALLED THERAPEUTIC RECREATION. EVERY MAJORREHABILITATION CENTER HAS A SEPARATE AND GROWING RECREATION THERAPY DEPARTMENT AS THIS FIELD OF THERAPY GAINS RECOGNI- HAVE SPECIAL EQUIPMENT IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE. THE DIFFICULTY IN FINDING SUCH EQUIPMENT IS PERSONALLY UNDERSTOOD BY THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR, WHO WAS PARALYZED ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Education
  2. DEVELOPMENT OF INFORMATIONAL PRODUCTS TO ENHANCE THE SUPPLY AND USAGE OF RESPITE SERVICES

    SBC: Berkeley Planning Associates            Topic: N/A

    BPA HAS IDENTIFIED THREE POTENTIAL AUDIENCES FOR RESPITE GUIDE MATERIALS:1)THE FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITY 2)RESPITE PROVIDERS, AND 3) REFERRAL SOURCES. IN THIS PROJ- ECT, WE PROPOSE TO INVESTIGATE THE INFORMATION AND SUPPORT NEEDS OF THESE THREE GROUPS. WE'LL CLASSIFY THE MODELS OF RESPITE SERVICE CURRENTLY IN EXISTENCE, FOCUSING PARTICULAR LY ON EFFECTIVE AND INNOVATIVE PRACTICES. THROU ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Education
  3. INDIVIDUALIZED INTERACTIVE VIDEO

    SBC: Duffy Engineering            Topic: N/A

    PROVIDING INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION FOR DISABLED STUDENTS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION PLACEMENTS IS A TIME-CONSUMING PROCESS FOR EDUCATORS AND THUS COSTLY. COMPUTERIZED AND INTERACTIVEVIDEODISK EDUCATIONAL FORMATS MAY NOT BE READILY CUSTOMIZED FOR THE INDIVIDUAL STUDENT. HOWEVER, COMMONLY-AVAILABLE IN PERSONAL COMPUTERS AND HAND-HELD CAMCORDERS ARE TOOLS AVAIL ABLE IN MOST SCHOOLS. IF A PERSONAL COMPUTE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Education
  4. EDUCATING INFORMED CONSUMERS: A NATIONAL SURVEY OF FAMILIESKNOWLEDGE CONCERNING RESPITE SERVICES

    SBC: Human Services Res Inst            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROJECT IS BASED ON THE PREMISE THAT PRIMARY CARE- GIVERS SHOULD PLAY A MAJOR ROLE IN DESIGNING, MANAGING, AND MONITORING SERVICES WHICH SUPPORT CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIESAND THEIR FAMILIES. RESPITE SERVICES OFFERS BUT ONE FORUM FROM WHICH THEY CAN EXERCISE THESE ROLES. THROUGH THE USE OF AN ADVISORY BOARD, MADE UP LARGELY OF PRIMARY CARE GIVERSAND A NATIONAL SURVEY THIS PROJECT SEEKS TO DETE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Education
  5. SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PROGRAMMERS.

    SBC: Phar Applied Technology            Topic: N/A

    THE TASK OF PROGRAMMING COMPUTERS TODAY HAS A VERY STRONG VISUAL AND KEYBOARD ORIENTATION. PHAR PROPOSES TO DEVELOP AN ALTERNATIVE SYSTEM. THIS SYSTEM WILL ENABLE THE VISUALLYAND ORTHOPEDICALLY IMPAIRED TO PRODUCE COMPUTER PROGRAMS. PHAR'S SYSTEM WILL PERMIT INTERACTIVE ENTRY AND MAINTENANCE OF SOURCE CODE VIA SPEECH RECOGNITION. THE SYSTEM WILL CON-FIRM ENTRIES, GIVE ERROR MESSAGES, AND PERFORM A ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Education
  6. A SPEAKER-INDEPENDENT CONTINUOUS SPEECH RECOGNITION SYSTEM USED AS INPUT DEVICE FOR AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM USING TEST ITEM RESPONSE THEORY

    SBC: Speech Systems Inc            Topic: N/A

    AUTOMATION OF TEST METHODS HAS RESULTED IN TREMENDOUS INCREASES IN EFFICIENCY AND RELIABILITY, AND HAS BEEN DRIVEN BY THE INCREASING DEMAND FOR LARGE-SCALE TESTING. UP TO NEW, THIS TESTING MODALITY HAS BEEN LIMITED TO STANDARDIZED TESTS WHICH FOR THE MOST PART USE MULTIPLE CHOICE, PAPER AND PENCIL TECHNIQUES, SINCE COMPUTERS HAVE HISTORICALLY BEEN FUNCTIONALLY BOTH DEAF AND DUMB. PROBLEM-ATICALLY, ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Education
  7. INFINITELY ADJUSTABLE RESISTANCE AND MICROPROCESSOR CON- TROLLED EXERCISE DEVICE

    SBC: Tesa Design, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE LATEST GENERATION OF EXERCISE EQUIPMENT FOR FITNESS CEN-TERS USES NEW TECHNOLOGY THAT IS PARTICULARLY SUITED TO DIS-ABLED INDIVIDUALS. RATHER THAN OPERATING AGAINST A RESIST- ANCE IS PROVIDED BY ADJUSTABLE HYDRAULIC OR ELECTRICAL POWERTHROUGH A MAGNETIC BRAKE. FOR DISABLED PERSONS, THIS MEANS THAT THE RESISTANCE CAN BE TAILORED TO THE NEEDS OF A PARTICULAR MUSCLE GROUP IN SPECIFIC FORCE REQUIR ...

    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Education
  8. DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION FOR PROMOTING SUPPORTED WORK OPPORTUNITIES

    SBC: Berkeley Planning Associates            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase I 1985 Department of Education
  9. THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THE POSSIBILITY OF UTILIZING COMMERCIALLY-AVAILABLE LETTER-QUALITY OR DOT-MATRIX PRINTERSFOR BRAILLE OUTPUT WHEN USED WITH A MICROCOMPUTER.

    SBC: Duffy Engineering            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THE POSSIBILITY OF UTILIZING COMMERCIALLY-AVAILABLE LETTER-QUALITY OR DOT-MATRIX PRINTERSFOR BRAILLE OUTPUT WHEN USED WITH A MICROCOMPUTER. THE BRAILLE-OUTPUT ENVISIONED WOULD BE GRADE I BRABRAILLE SINCE GRADE II WOULD NORMALLY REQUIRE TRANSCRIPTION BY AN EX AN EXPERIENCED BRAILLIST. THIS CONCEPT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE AN INEXPENSIVE, AUTOMATED, AND RAPID SYSTEM OF BRAILLE- ...

    SBIR Phase I 1985 Department of Education
  10. LEXICAL ANALYSIS TO ENHANCE MAN-MACHINE INTERACTION

    SBC: Emerson & Stern Associates Inc            Topic: N/A

    ONE OF THE BIGGEST BARRIERS TO EFFECTIVE AND WIDE SPREAD USE OF COMPUTERS BY NON-COMPUTER-SPECIALISTS IS THE NEED FOR USERS TO INTERACT WITH COMPUTERS IN "COMPUTERESE" RATHER THAN ENGLISH. ADDITIONALLY, THE LACK OF STANDARD SOFTWARE MODULES THAT "UNDERSTAND" NATURAL LANGUAGE HAMPERS THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOFTWARE FOR TRANSLATING LANGUAGE AND FOR MONITORING LANGUAGE ACQUISITION SKILLS. THE PROPOSED EF ...

    SBIR Phase II 1985 Department of Education

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