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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. A COMPUTERIZED ASSESSMENT ENVIRONMENT FOR TESTING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

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

    THE POOR PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES ON TESTS DESIGNED FOR THE NON-HANDICAPPED HAS LONG BEEN A CONCERN OF SPECIAL EDUCATORS. SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS MAY BE PENALIZED BY THE FORMAT AND PRESENTATION OF TEST ITEMS AND BY CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH THE TESTS ARE ADMINISTERED. RESEARCH INDICATES THAT LOW PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES ON MINIMUM COMPETENCY TESTS IS A PARTICULARL ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Education
  2. ADAPTING VOICE PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE JOB TRAINING AND PLACEMENT OPTIONS FOR DEAF PERSONS.

    SBC: Associated Enterprises Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Education
  3. A DEVICE ENABLING CHILDREN WHO HAVE LOST THE USE OF A HAND TO PLAY MUSICAL WIND INSTRUMENTS.

    SBC: Amend Music Center            Topic: N/A

    USING AN ALTO SAXOPHONE WE WILL DESIGN A BRACKET AND A FRAME SYSTEM UPON WHICH WILL BE MOUNTED A SERIES OF ELECTRO-MECHANICAL SOLENOIDS. THE SOLENOIDS WILL BE MOUNTED OVER THE KEYS ON HALF OF THE SAXOPHONE IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO OPERATE THE KEYS INDIVIDUALLY OR IN GROUPS. THE SOLENOIDS WILL BE CONNECTED TO AND ACTIVATED BY A MECHANISM SIMILAR TO A JOYSTICK FROM A VIDEO GAME. ONLY SIX OF THE TERMIN ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Education
  4. 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
  5. EXPERT COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION ACCESS NETWORK (ECIAN)

    SBC: ANALYSIS & SIMULATION, INC.            Topic: N/A

    VARIOUS ACTIVITIES (EDUCATION, GOVERNMENT, RESEARCH) GENERATE LARGE AMOUNTS OF RAW DATA. HOWEVER, DATA IS COLLECTED IN A DISJOINTED AND ISOLATED FASHION (I.E., ACTS, LITERATURE) CREATING BARRIERS IN DATA ACCESS AND DISSEMINATION. THERE IS A CONSENSUS AMONG FAMILIES AND PROFESSIONALS, THAT NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES AND SERVICES PROVIDED TO THESE INDIVIDUALS COULD BE GREATLY IMPROVED IF ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Education
  6. DEVELOPMENT OF THE FUNCTION AND UTILITY OF AN EXTENDIBLE PNEUMATIC MOUTHSTICK

    SBC: ANHOLT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    MOUTHSTICKS OR ORTHODONTIC ORTHOSES ARE WIDELY USED BY PEOPLE WITH SPINAL CHORD INJURIES OR SIMILAR DISABILITIES TO INCREASE CONTROL OVER THEIR ENVIRONMENT. PEOPLE WITH THE ADDITIONAL LIMITATION OF LITTLE OR NO ANTERIOR/POSTERIOR HEAD MOTION MAY BENEFIT FROM AN EXTENDIBLE MOUTHSTICK. HOWEVER, COMMERCIAL EXTENDIBLE MOUTHSTICKS SUFFER IN THAT THEIR ACTION IS OFTEN SLOW, EXTENDIBILITY IS LIMITED, OR ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Education
  7. PEN-SIZE PAPER CURRENCY READER

    SBC: APPLIED SCIENCES LABORATORY, INC.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Education
  8. INVESTIGATION OF AN AUDIO FEEDBACK SYSTEM ALLOWING VISUALLY IMPAIRED ACCESS TO GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES

    SBC: Atg            Topic: N/A

    THE PROLIFERATION OF GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES (GUIS) IN PERSONAL COMPUTERS, SUCH AS MICROSOFT WINDOWS AND MACINTOSH, IS A THREAT TO VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS' ABILITY TO USE COMPUTERS BECAUSE GUIS REPRESENT INFORMATION ICONICLY AND SPATIALLY, AS WELL AS TEXTUALLY. THE GUIS VISUAL ORIENTATION MAKES GUIS DIFFICULT FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED TO ACCESS THROUGH TRADITIONAL ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES. WE PR ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Education
  9. 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
  10. JOB DEVELOPMENT TELEVISION TRAINING NETWORK: PHASE I

    SBC: Berkeley Planning Associates            Topic: N/A

    THE NEED FOR AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO TRAINING IN THE FIELD OF JOB DEVELOPMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IS PARAMOUNT IN A CHANGING LABOR MARKET. THIS PROJECT WILL EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING A JOB DEVELOPMENT TELEVISION TRAINING NETWORK (JOBNET) TO ENHANCE JOB DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL, EMOTIONAL, AND PHYSICAL DISABILITIES. USING DISTANCE EDUCATION METHOD ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Department of Education

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