DESIGNING AN ELECTRONIC READING LITERACY STATION FOR ADULT NONREADERS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Amount:
$50,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1990
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
14073
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Edtech Co
Po Box 1452, Decatur, AL, 35602
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 James Barnes
 (205) 353-0167
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
READING LITERACY TRAINING FOR ADULT NONREADERS IS SEVERELY LIMITED. PUBLICLY ASSISTED ADULT NONREADERS NEED ENCOURAGEMENT TO GAIN READING LITERACY SKILLS, THUS REDUCINGPUBLIC DEPENDENCY. OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOP READING LITERACY SKILLS CAN BE INCREASED BY PLACING ELECTRONIC READING LITERACY STATIIONS IN LOCATIONS FREQUENTED BY PUBLICLY ASSISTED ADULT NONREADERS. READING LITERACY SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CAN BE ENCOURAGED BY USING STATE-OF-THE-ART ELECTRONIC VIDEO AND AUDIO LASER-DISKDELIVERY SYSTEMS ALLOWING TOUCH-SCREEN LEARNER INTERACTION. ADULT EDUCATORS AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA TECHNICIANS CAN DEVELOPREADING LITERACY SKILLS DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND PROGRAMMING THAT ASSUME NO INITIAL READING ABILITY. ELECTRONIC VIDEO/AUDIO ADULT NONREADER TRAINING SYSTEMS ARE NOT WIDELY AVAILABLE TO THE TARGET POPULATION.

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