Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1R43NS038355-01
Amount: $99,991.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1999
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2520 W 237TH ST, TORRANCE, CA, 90505
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
Phone: (310) 530-7130
Research Institution
Not Available Mesa Verde National Park is a UNESCO designated World Heritage Cultural Site. Its unique beauty, ecological variety, archeological history, and expert staff make it a true national treasure. However, some of the attractions are only partially accessible and others are inaccessible to people with mobility impairments. Information about facilities for the handicapped at the Park and in the surrounding area can be incomplete and difficult to obtain. These factors make Mesa Verde a recreational resource that is underutilized by handicapped people, their families, and their friends. We propose to develop an interactive web-based Virtual Reality tour of MVNP. This will be the first in a series of programs providing detailed, immersive, multidimensional, virtual experiences of exemplary National Parks for persons with mobility impairments. The target audience for this prototype program will be young women and men ages 14 to 30 - with Spinal Cord Injuries. In addition to the experiential aspects of the program, we will provide online trip planning services for people with disabilities. We expect that these personalized features, along with linkages to Park information, and guides to accessible accommodations, will promote and enable visits to the Park for segments of our target audience

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