ADAPTIVE DEVICES FOR HANDICAPPED LEARNERS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 3578
Amount: $30,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Education Turnkey Systems Inc.
256 North Washington Street, Falls Chruch, VA, 22046
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 Charles L. Blaschke
Title: President
Phone: (703) 536-2310
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
IN THIS PHASE I EFFORT, EDUCATION TURNKEY SYSTEMS, INC. WILL STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF INTEGRATING PUBLIC DOMAIN AND USER-SUPPORTED MICROCOMPUTER SOFTWARE WITH ADAPTIVE DEVICES TO ENHANCE THE ABILITY OF HANDICAPPED STUDENTS AND TEACHERS TO USE MICROCOMPUTER-BASED LEARNING. AS PART OF THIS EFFORT,TURNKEY WILL CONDUCT A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES DESIGNED TO ASSESS THE TECHNOLOGICAL, ECONOMICAL, AND ADMINISTRA TIVE FEASIBILITY OF SUCH AN APPROACH. SPECIFICALLY, THESE TASKS INCLUDE: 1. IDENTIFICATION OF PUBLIC DOMAIN, USER- SUPPORTED, AND SOME COMMERCIAL SOFTWARE PACKAGES WHOSE STRUCTURE AND OBJECTIVES ARE WELL SUITED TO MODIFICATION FORUSE WITH ADAPTIVE DEVICES; 2. DETERMINATION OF THE TYPES OF ADAPTIVE DEVICES WHICH ARE BEST SUITED TO INTEGRATION WITH MICROCOMPUTERS AND APPROPRIATE SOFTWARE; 3. AN ANALYSISOF BOTH THE SOFTWARE AND DEVICES TO SPECIFY HIGH PRIORITY MATCHES WHICH WILL SERVE AS THE BASIS FOR PHASE II PRODUCTS ;AND 4. IF EARLIER TASKS SUGGEST SUCH A CONCEPT IS FASIBLE, PREPARATION OF A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR PHASE II PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND A PRELIMINARY PLAN FOR PHASE III MARKETING AND FURTHER DEVELOPMENT.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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