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Artificial intelligence software for individualized math tutoring for students who are blind and visually impaired

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: ED-06-PO-0919
Agency Tracking Number: ED-06-PO-0919
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: errd080008
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
5275 Sardis Road
Murrysville, PA 15668
United States
DUNS: 157033957
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Benny Johnson
 (724) 733-8603
Business Contact
 Benny Johnson
Title: Dr
Phone: (724) 733-8603
Research Institution

This Phase I proposal responds to Priority 2, Products, and focuses on the development of accessible artificial intelligence software for individualized tutoring of applied mathematics at the middle school level.  Quantum has successfully innovated new concepts in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and has developed, tested and brought to the classroom tutoring and assessment systems for science and mathematics education.  The aim of this Phase I research is to bring the full power and benefits of this cutting-edge new educational technology to students who are blind and visually impaired.  There is a considerable need for improved educational software for mathematic in general, but the problem of quality educational software materials for the blind is known to be particularly acute.  A weak mathematics background also seriously hinders or even precludes effective pursuit of several other mathematically-intensive subjects such as the sciences.  Certain unique attributes of the Quantum AI Tutors make them potentially very well suited for full accessibility to the blind, as well as individuals with reading disabilities, using Internet-capable screen reader technology.  The potential technological innovation here is the development of the first advanced AI mathematics tutoring technology that has accessibility built into its framework design.

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