PICTORIAL INTERFACES FOR INFORMATION SYSTEM SOFTWARE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6949
Amount: $26,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Macgregor-bates Inc
3820 Watkins Ln, Eugene, OR, 97405
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR DONALD MACGREGOR
 PRESIDENT
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
SOFTWARE FOR PUBLIC-ACCESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS, SUCH AS PUBLIC LIBRARY ARE ONLINE CATALOG SYSTEMS, HAVE BEEN DESIGNED WITH RELATIVELY LITTLE ATTENTION TO THE COGNITIVE AND SENSORY ABILITIES OF SPECIAL CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS WHO MIGHT ACCESS SUCH SYSTEMS. THE PRESENT PROPOSAL EXAMINES THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF DESIGNING SOFTWARE INTERFACES FOR PUBLIC-ACCESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS THAT UTILIZE PICTORIAL AND GRAPHIC PRINCIPLES TO ENHANCE THE UNDERSTANDIBILITY AND READIBILITY OF THE INTERFACE BY INDIVIDUALS EXHIBITING EITHER DELAYS IN EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OR IMPAIRMENTS IN VISUAL ACQUITY.

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