ACCESSIBLE GRAPHING SCIENTIFIC INTERACTIVE CALCULATOR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2R44EY013512-02
Agency Tracking Number: EY013512
Amount: $586,921.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
AUTOMATED FUNCTIONS, INC.
AUTOMATED FUNCTIONS, INC., 7700 LEESBURG PIKE, STE 420, FALLS CHURCH, VA, 22043
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 RONALD MORFORD
 (703) 883-9797
 RMORFORD@CONCENTRIC.NET
Business Contact
 RONALD MORFORD
Phone: (703) 883-9797
Email: RMORFORD@CONCENTRIC.NET
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Many high schools use a graphing scientific calculator to assist students in math and science courses. These calculators have a built-in screen and displays graphs and perform scientific functions. These calculators are used widely in higher math (Algebra I and beyond) and science courses. They are a valuable tool for high school teachers and students. Unfortunately, the graphing scientific calculators are not accessible to visually impaired people. Real time, interactive, independent comprehension of two-dimensional graphs by visually impaired students is not known. This project will increase the knowledge base in interactive graph analysis and interactive scientific calculation research for visually impaired people. The Accessible Graphing Scientific Interactive Calculator (AGSIC) will use three sensory modalities to create a tool to assist the visually impaired user in independently analyzing one or many graphs. This research is being performed by Automated Functions Inc. who is expert in the design and development of adaptive aid technology to assist visually impaired people. Math and science fields are very important in our technical world, and visually impaired people need access to the "commercial scientific calculators so they can succeed in their educational and business endeavors.

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