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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 June, 2020.

  1. Digital Storyteller: A Cognitively Accessible Literary Compositioning Tool

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    Students and adults with intellectual and other cognitive disabilities have a critical need for accessible technologies that can enable them to speak for themselves in all arenas of life, including academic settings, vocational settings, for leisure activities and for therapeutic purposes. There are, however, a significant number of people in the U.S. whose literacy deficits effectively prohibit o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Education
  2. Accommodation integrated technology to minimize the impact of disability on students' assessment

    SBC: 3-C Institute for Social Development, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    There is growing interest in computerized systems to increase accessibility of assessments for students with disabilities. Technology offers an ideal platform for implementing Universal Design (UD) principles for assessment to better accommodate student diversity and support broad student participation. The goal of this Phase II SBIR project is to continue the research and development of Assess2Pr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Education
  3. The Intelligent Brace: A Compliance Monitoring System for Scoliosis

    SBC: Liberating Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Scoliosis, a condition where there is lateral curvature of the spine, affects an estimated 6 million people in the United States. There is widespread use of bracing for treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, and recent studies have begun documenting its efficacy. These studies have indicated that user compliance is a large, yet largely unquantified, factor in successful outcomes. There are ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Education
  4. Mobile Connect: A Cloud-based, Universally Designed Text Messaging and Email Program to Facilitate Social Connectedness and Community Inclusion for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    Efforts to increase independence and enhance quality of life for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) have been increasing throughout American society. As this population continues to make strides in achieving greater independence and access to the community, there is an increasing need for remote communication, e.g. “I made it to work OK” or “I just took my medication.” Smartph ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  5. TWYLA (Test What You Learned- Assessment): A Cloud-Based Cognitively Accessible Testing Extender For Special Needs Learning Apps

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    Mobile devices and cloud-based services are transforming the world we live in and bringing significant change to everyday technologies for those with and without disabilities. The explosion of Apps and mobile devices is revolutionizing the software industry as a whole and special education technology in particular as individuals with disabilities, families, and teachers are provided direct access ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  6. Interactive e-learning to promote successful postsecondary employment outcomes for students with intellectual disabilities

    SBC: 3-C Institute for Social Development, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Employment is essential for helping individuals with intellectual disabilities achieve independence, financial security, and self-sufficiency to be active members in the community as well as foster a higher quality of life more generally. However, only 25% of individuals with intellectual disabilities are employed two years after high school. Utilizing 3C’s proprietary dynamic e-learning platfor ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  7. Therapeutic Intermittent Compression Socket

    SBC: Liberating Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The purpose of this project is to develop a device that provides rapid intermittent compression to the residual limb of amputees that do not have good blood flow in their limbs. The device will be built into the prosthetic socket to provide the user with portable therapy throughout the day, which will free the user from being confined to a chair for up to six hours each day to receive the prescrib ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  8. Development and Evaluation of a Cognitively Accessible App to Facilitate Social Networking for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    The social isolation issues of individuals with intellectual disabilities are well documented in the literature. New social networking technologies have served to provide a popular format for increasing human socialization opportunities world wide. Challenges to independent access to social networking sites for individuals with intellectual disabilities include excessively featured, cluttered inte ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  9. Development and Evaluation of a Universally Designed App to Support Self Directed Diabetes Education and Self Management for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    While research shows there is an increasing incidence of diabetes in Americans, there is also a compelling body of research showing that individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) are even more likely to suffer the effects of diabetes, which include increased risk of heart disease, stroke, infections, blindness and kidney failure. The World Health Organization reports that 50% of people with ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  10. Socrative Learning Network

    SBC: Socrative Inc            Topic: N/A

    The project team is developing a prototype of the Socrative Learning Network, a website for teachers to share information to guide instructional practice. The website will support Socrative’s existing 600,000 registered teachers in creating, sharing, searching, and filtering assessments by content, grade, or user, with a mechanism for commentingedu on and editing questions. Pilot research in Pha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
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