USE OF LOZANOV ACCELERATED LEARNING METHOD TO TRAIN BLIND PERSONS TO BECOME COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS AND OPERATE AUTOMATED INFORMATION PROCESSING EQUIPMENT.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
1546
Agency Tracking Number:
1546
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1315 Apple Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 20910
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE SPECIFIC PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO PROVIDE A METHOD TO REMOVE BARRIERS WHICH HINDER OR PREVENT THE EMPLOYMENT OF BLIND PERSONS. AN INNOVATIVE METHOD, CALLED THE LOZANOV LEARNING SYSTEM, IS PROPOSED TO HELP TRAIN BLIND PERSONS TO BECOME COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS AND OPERATORS OF AUTOMATED EQUIPMENT. EXPERIMENTS WITH THIS METHOD HAVE PROVEN THAT BLIND PERSONS RESPOND WELL TO THIS AUDITORY-BASED TEACHING SYSTEM AND COULD RETAIN HIGH AMOUNTS OF ROTE MATERIAL REQUIRED IN COMPUTER PROGRAMMING. THE COMPANY IS DESIROUS OF SETTING UP SUCH A PROGRAM IN ASSOCIATION WITH A COMPUTER LEARNING SCHOOL TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE, LOW-COST, ACCELERATED AND STRESS-FREE COMPUTER TRAINING PROGRAM FOR BLIND PERSONS, TO BE PROVIDED ON A COMMERCIAL BASIS. SUCH A PROGRAM DOES NOT NOW EXIST, AND THIS PROGRAM, ONCE VALIDATED HERE, COULD BE APPLIED ON A NATIONAL BASIS VIA THE COMPANY'S AFFILIATED LOZANOV LEARNING CENTERS. THE SPECIFIC PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO PROVIDE A METHOD TO REMOVE THE BARRIERS WHICH HINDER OR PREVENT THE EMPLOY- MENT OF BLIND PERSONS. AN INNOVATIVE METHOD, THE LOZANOV

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