ADAPTATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPACT, PORTABLE COMPUTERIZED REAL-TIME CAPTIONING STENOGRAPHIC UNIT FOR USE IN COURTROOMS WHERE DEAF LAWYERS OR JURORS ARE ACCOMODATED

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$27,295.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
10945
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Virgus Computer Systems
307 Lloyd Building, Seattle, WA, 98101
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Paul A Knaplund
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
USING COMPUTERIZED REAL-TIME CAPTIONING STENOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED BY VIRGUS COMPUTER SYSTEMS (VCS), THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR WILL DETERMINE ANY ADAPTATIONS NECESSARY TO ENABLE THIS STENOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY TO BE OF SIGNIFICANT BENEFIT TO HEARING-IMPAIRED (DEAF) LAWYERS, JURORS, LITIGANTS OR WITNESSES IN A COURTROOM SETTING. VCS,A SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING FIRM SPECIALIZING IN PRODUCTS FOR THE STENOGRAPHIC FIELD, HAS DEVELOPED A COMPUTERIZED REAL-TIME CAPTIONING STENOGRAPHIC SYSTEM FOR USE BY JUDGES AND ATTORNEYS, AND HAS A COURTROOM USING SUCH A SYSTEM IN TACOMA, WASHINGTON. RESEARCH IS REQUIRED TO ASCERTAIN THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF HEARING-IMPAIRED LAWYERS, JURORS, LITIGANTS AND WITNESSES AS USERS OF THIS COMPUTERIZED REAL-TIME CAPTIONING STENOGRAPHIC SYSTEM AND TO ADAPT AND DEVELOP THE SYSTEM TO MEET THOSE SPECIAL NEEDS.

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