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  1. Enhancing Augmentative and Alternative Communication Speed and Accuracy

    SBC: Speak Agent, Inc.            Topic: edIES15R0008

    Video Demonstration of the Phase I Prototype: http://youtu.be/0FtoN0AX6PE Purpose: This project team will develop and test an app, Speak Agent AAC, intended to increase communication rates and provide individualized supports to students with speech disabilities who use assistive technology to communicate. Among school-aged children with speech communication disabilities, students with Autism Spec ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Education
  2. Enhancing Augmentative and Alternative Communication Rates in pre-K Through 6

    SBC: Speak Agent, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The project team is developing a prototype of a tool for touch-screen mobile devices to support students in pre-kindergarten to grade 6 who have special communication needs. The product will include artificial intelligence software that will adapt the prompts and cues to the needs of individual students. In the Phase I pilot research, the team will examine whether the prototype functions as planne ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  3. MyASL Quizmaker

    SBC: Institute For Disabilities Research & Training Inc            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: American Sign Language (ASL) is a visual and gestural language that is distinct from English, has its own grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and no text representation. Despite the differences between the languages, students who use ASL are typically assessed with protocols for English-speaking students, as few exist specifically for students who use ASL. Not surprisingly, prior research shows ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Education
  4. Computer and online software that provides ASL translation and publishing capabilities

    SBC: Institute For Disabilities Research & Training Inc            Topic: 84133S1

    This project addresses the need for improved literacy of deaf and other special needs children and youth by producing DVD and online software, myASL Publisher. This software enables a teacher or parent to publish American Sign Language (ASL) instructional material with instantaneously translated sign (graphics)-supported text, ASL with voice-over video clips that will “play” the contents, and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Education
  5. MyASL Quizmaker

    SBC: Institute For Disabilities Research & Training Inc            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: American Sign Language (ASL) is a visual and gestural language that is distinct from English, has its own grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and no text representation. Despite the differences between the languages, students who use ASL are typically assessed with protocols for English-speaking students, as few exist specifically for students who use ASL. Not surprisingly, prior research shows ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Education
  6. Using Robotics to Promote Social Cognitive Skills in the Inclusive Classroom

    SBC: Anthrotronix, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This project develops and evaluates the technical feasibility of implementing a suite of Social Activity Modules to be used with the CosmoBot™ system, an interactive robotic toolkit, for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The CosmoBot™ system is equipped with social activity modules and interactive games to engage multiple children, providing an engaging, effective mode of d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  7. LANGUAGES

    SBC: Advanced Technology & Research            Topic: N/A

    THE TECHNICAL OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH IS TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT TO WHICH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION CAN BE IMPLEMENTED AND ENHANCED BY THE EMERGING CAPABILITIES OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS PROVIDING PERSONALIZATION, MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION, AND A HIGH DEGREE OF HUMAN/MACHINE INTERACTION. IF SUCCESSFUL, THIS WORK WILL LEAD TO NEW TECHNIQUES FOR TEACHING LANGUAGES, TECHNIQUES WHICH WILL OVERCOME CURRE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1984 Department of Education
  8. MATERIALS FOR NEW AND PROSPECTIVE HANDICAPPED ENTERPRENEURS.

    SBC: Associated Enterprises Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE PHASE I EFFORT IS TO ESTABLISH THE TECHNICAL MERIT AND FEASIBILITY OF USING VOICE MESSAGING TECHNOLOGY AS AN INST INSTRUCTIONAL TOOL FOR TRAINING HANDICAPPED PEOPLE WHO DE DESIRE TO START A BUSINESS OF THEIR OWN. THE HYPOTHESIS OF THE STUDY IS: USING VOICE MESSAGING TECHNOLOGY, IT IS POSSIBLE TO DEVELOP AN EFFECTIVE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR A NATIONWIDE AUDIENCE OF NEW AND FUTURE HANDICAPPED ENTRE ...

    SBIR Phase I 1985 Department of Education
  9. DELIVERY OF ATTENDANT CARE GUIDELINES TO SMALL BUSINESSES

    SBC: Associated Enterprises Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE PURPOSE OF THE PHASE I EFFORT IS TO ESTABLISH THE TECHN ICAL MERIT AND FEASIBILITY OF USING VOICE MESSAGING TECH NOLOGY AS A VEHICLE FOR CONDUCTING SEMINARS. THE HYPOTHESIS OF THE STUDY IS: USING VOICE MESSAGING TECHNOLOGY, IT IS POSSIBLE TO DEVELOP AN EFFECTIVE SEMINAR PROGRAM FOR THE DELIVERY OF COST EFFECTIVE GUIDELINES AND ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS TO SMALL BUSINESSES IN PROVIDING AND MEETING ...

    SBIR Phase I 1986 Department of Education
  10. ADAPTING VOICE PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE JOB TRAINING AND PLACEMENT OPTIONS FOR DEAF PERSONS.

    SBC: Associated Enterprises Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THE PURPOSE OF PHASE I IS TO ADAPT VOICE PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY TO BE COMPATIBLE WITH DEVICES FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED (TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICES FOR THE DEAF - TDDS) AND THEREBY PROVIDE DEAF PERSONS WITH EQUAL ACCESS TO JOB OPPORTUNITY AND JOB TRAINING INFORMATION. ABUNDANT OPPORTUNITY TO OBTAIN JOB OPPORTUNITY AND TRAINING INFORMATION FROM VOICE PROCESSING SYSTEMS EXISTS FOR HEARING PERSONS BUT I ...

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Department of Education

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