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  1. NEW GRAPHICAL COMMUNICATION TACTILE SENSORS TO ASSIST INDIVIDUALS HAVING VISUAL DISABILITIES

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

    ONE OF THE MAJOR OBSTACLES TO EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH SEVERE VISUAL DISABILITIES IS THE INABILITY TO ACCESS VISUAL IMAGES FOUND IN THE EDUCATIONAL SETTING OR REQUIRED FOR SATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE IN THE WORKPLACE. EFFORTS TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO VISUAL IMAGES HAVE INCLUDED TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS SUCH AS COMPUTER-BASED BRAILLE PRINTERS, TACTILE BRAILLE DISPLAYS AND RAISED-RELI ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of Education
  2. NETWORK ARCHITECTURE SPEECH SYSTEM (NASS)

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

    THE NETWORK ARCHITECTURE SPEECH SYSTEM (NASS) UTILIZES A NEW APPROACH IN PROVIDING EXCELLENT ACCESS FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE TO OFF THE SHELF PROGRAMS (E.G., WORDPERFECT, LOTUS 1-2-3) THAT RUN ON THE IBM PC, AT, PS/2, AND COMPATIBLES. IT DRAMATICALLY CHANGES THE CURRENT SENSORY ADAPTIVE AID ARCHITECTURE BY TRANSFERRING THE "SCREEN READER" SOFTWARE FROM THE PC TO A NEW TYPE OF "SMART" OUTPUT DE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of Education
  3. DEVELOPMENT OF THE ADULT RATING OF ORAL ENGLISH (AROE) FOR LEP ADULTS

    SBC: Development Associates            Topic: N/A

    VERY FEW ORAL ENGLISH PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS EXIST THAT ARE APPROPRIATE FOR LIMITED-ENGLISH-PROFICIENT (LEP) ADULTS IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT TRAINING PROGRAMS. THE AVAILABLE INSTRUMENTS REQUIRE LEVELS OF STUDENT AND STAFF TIME AND OTHER PROGRAM RESOURCES THAT ARE DIFFICULT FOR PROGRAMS TO PROVIDE AND OFTEN ARE NOT APPROPRIATE FOR ASSESSMENT OF EMPLOYMENT-RELATED ORAL PROF ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of Education
  4. DEVELOPMENT OR ADAPTATION OF DEVICES MECHANISMS OR TECHNIQUES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH HEARING DISABILITIES "AN INEXPENSIVE MODEM AD-ON ACCESSORY FOR TDD COMMUNICATION"

    SBC: INFORMATION SYSTEMS LABORATORIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROPOSAL OUTLINES AN APPROACH THAT ALLOWS MODERN COMPUTER HARDWARE TO BE USED FOR COMMUNICATING WITH TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICES FOR THE DEAF (TDD). A DEVICE TO BE ATTACHED TO ANY STANDARD COMPUTER MODEM WILL PROVIDE THE INTERFACE AND CONVERSION NECESARY FOR THIS TO TAKE PLACE. THE PROPOSED DEVICE WILL USE LOW COST DIGITAL PROCESSING HARDWARE AND ADVANCED SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNIQUES. THE MICR ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Education
  5. FAMILIES: THE VITAL LINK- A VIDEOTAPE SERIES RESPONSIVE TO DIVERSE FAMILIES OF INFANTS AND CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

    SBC: SVR, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE GOAL OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO DEVELOP AND DISSEMINATE VIDEOTAPE PRODUCTS THAT WILL SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE FAMILIES' KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES OR WHO ARE AT-RISK FOR DISABILITIES. THE VIDEOTAPES WILL BE DEVELOPED IN THE CONTEXT OF FAMILY-CENTERED AND CULTURALLY COMPETENT CARE AD WILL PORTRAY EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR ACCESSING EARLY INTERVEN ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Education
  6. GRAPHICS ACCESS SENSORY SYSTEM (GASS)

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

    THE GRAPHIC ACCESS SENSORY SYSTEM (GASS) WILL ENABLE A VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSON TO GAIN ACCESS TO GRAPHIC SCREENS ON THE IBM PC, IBM AT, IBM PS/2, AND COMPATIBLES. IT WILL CONVERT THE GRAPHICAL SCREEN DATA INTO REGULAR TEXT CHARACTERS. IN THIS WAY, EXISTING ADAPTIVE AIDS MAY BE USEDTO OUTPUT THE TEXT IN SYNTHETIC SPEECH OR BRAILLE. CURRENTLY THERE IS NO TECHNOLOGY THAT PROVIDES ACCESS TO GRAPHIC S ...

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Education
  7. PORTABLE ADAPTIVE READING MACHINE (PARM)

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

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Education
  8. DEVELOP AN INTERACTIVE-LEARNING EXPERIENCE USING GAMING TECHNIQUES, ANIMATION, GRAPHICS, SIMULATIONS, AND ON-LINE INFORMATION RETRIEVAL TO CONVEY DRUG EDUCATION TO STUDENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS

    SBC: VANGUARD RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1990 Department of Education
  9. RESEARCH ON THE FEASIBILITY OF A SELF-CUSTOMIZING AUTHORING SYSTEM FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION

    SBC: Education Turnkey Systems Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1983 Department of Education
  10. HANDICAPPED PERSONS DURING THEIR TRANSITION FROM SCHOOL TO WORK

    SBC: Jwk International Corp.            Topic: N/A

    JWK PROPOSES TO DEVELOP INFORMATION AND TRAINING PRODUCTS WHICH WILL ASSIST MILD AND MODERATELY HANDICAPPED YOUTH AGES18 TO 21 TO OBTAIN SERVICES AS THEY MOVE FROM EDUCATIONALLY DOMINATED SERVICES TO JOB TRAINING AND REHABILITATION SERVICES FOR ADULTS. A POORLY DOCUMENTED BUT MAJOR GAP IN SERVICES DURING THIS TRANSITION PERIOD HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED BY ORGANIZATIONS SERVING DISABLED PERSONS AND SPECI ...

    SBIR Phase I 1983 Department of Education

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