Transition AbleAideTM: A needs-based computer system for matching assistive technology and home automation devices to students transitioning from school to adult life.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 34496
Amount: $250,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1997
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
3630 Sinton Rd., Suite 103, Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel K. Davies
 Vice President
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
This project will demonstrate the technical merit and feasibility of Transition AbleAideTM, a needs-based system for assisting special educators and related service providers in matching students with disabilities with appropriate disability accommodations (including assistive technology, home automation devices, and other simple accommodations) to aid the transition from school to adult life, but only if there are effective means to match the technology to specific student needs. The proposed system is based upon an innovative task-analytic methodology for matching students with disabilities with needed accommodations developed by Meeting the Challenge, Inc. under a National Science Foundation research project. This methodology utilizes a student capability assessment and task requirements analysis to direct the search of a comprehensive database of accommodations selected specifically to meet the unique needs of students transitioning from school to adult life. Specific aims for Phase I are to implement a subset of this matching methodology in a PC-based software prototype to assess its utility for matching accommodations to the specific needs of transition students.

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