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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. A MULTIMEDIA APPROACH TO TEACHING SCIENCE TO SPANISH-SPEAKING JR. HIGH STUDENTS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH-PROFICIENCY

    SBC: Icd Corp            Topic: N/A

    THIS RESEARCH PROJECT FOCUSES ON DESIGNING A PROGRAM THAT APPLIES MODERN PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF TESL, BILINGUAL EDUCATION, AND SECOND LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION TO TEACHING SPANISH-SPEAKING JR. HIGH SCHOOL LEP STUDENTS SCIENCE CONCEPTS IN THE CONTEXT OF AN INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA ENVIRONMENT. SUBJECT CONTENT, PEDAGOGICAL ISSUES, AND TECHNOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS ARE EXAMINED TO DETERMINE THE SCOPE OF ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Education
  2. NEURAL NETWORK REAL-TIME CAPTIONING STENOGRAPHIC UNIT

    SBC: Netrologic, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    IT IS PRESENTLY VERY DIFFICULT FOR A DEAF PERSON TO SERVE ONA JURY OR AS A LAWYER IN A COURT ROOM. THE ONLY MEANS OF PROVIDING THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROCEEDINGS IS WITH AN INTERPRETER CAPABLE OF USING SIGN LANGUAGE. THIS PROPOSAL SUGGESTS THE POSSIBILITY OF USING THE COURT RECORDER AS A MEANS PROVIDING REAL TIME CAPTIONING IN THE COURT ROOM. NEURAL NETWORKS PROVIDE THE KEY TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE T ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Education
  3. A KNOWLEDGE-BASED TUTORING SYSTEM WITH STUDENT-DRIVER, GRAPHIC INTERFACE, FOR TEACHING ARABIC ON MICROCOMPUTER

    SBC: New Sage            Topic: N/A

    NEW SAGE WILL DEVELOP SOFTWARE THAT CAN TEACH BEGINNING ARABIC (AND PERSIAN) SKILLS. THE SYSTEM WILL BE A RESPONSIVE, STUDENT-DRIVEN, INTERACTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT USING MACINTOSH COMPUTERS. KEY TO THE DESIGN IS THE INTEGRATION OF SEVERAL KNOWLEDGE BASES INTO THE INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN: 1) A RICH (BUT NOT LARGE) DICTIONARY -- FOR KNOWLEDGE OF WORD MEANINGS, 2) LINGUISTIC RULES -- FOR GENERATION A ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Education
  4. A PERSONAL COMPUTER CONTROLLER FOR MULTI-HANDICAPPED BLIND INDIVIDUALS

    SBC: WESTEST ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    PERSONAL COMPUTERS ARE NORMALLY CONTROLLED BY ENTERING DATA INTO A KEYBOARD AND MONITORING THE RESULTS ON A VIDEO TERMINAL. MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED CANNOTUSE KEYBOARDS AND VIDEO TERMINALS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR THE BLIND. EXISTING DEVICES WHICH HELP THE HANDICAPPED OVERCOMETHESE BARRIERS ARE EITHER SLOW AND CUMBERSOME OR USE CUSTOM SOFTWARE WHICH RESTRICTS THEIR USE. WESTEST ENGIN ...

    SBIR Phase I 1989 Department of Education
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. ALTERNATE INPUT DEVICE MOUSE EMULATOR

    SBC: Computability Corp            Topic: N/A

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    SBIR Phase I 1988 Department of Education
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
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