Delivery of Cost-effective, Real-time, Remote Transcription Services

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$74,999.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
H133S040017
Agency Tracking Number:
H133S040017
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
84.133S1
Small Business Information
Institute for Disabilities Research and Training, Inc.
11323 Amherst Ave, Wheaton, MD, 20902
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Jensema Carl
(301) 942-4326
Business Contact:
Carl Jensema
(301) 942-4326
carl@idrt.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Many disabled students, especially those who have hearing problems, could benefit from real-time transcription of classroom auditory communication to replace or supplement interpreting. Various professional services exist that could be used to provide such transcription, but all have high cost as a major drawback. The proposed project focuses on establishing a low-cost, school-operated, remote real-time transcription service for disabled students. The proposed project will create a training package that will allow a school system to set up its own remote real-time transcription service in a school building using off-the-shelf equipment and software. In Phase I, the feasibility of this concept is explored. In Phase II, the concept will be expanded and a comprehensive, marketable training package will be created.

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