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
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 10945
Amount: $27,295.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
307 Lloyd Building, Seattle, WA, 98101
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul A Knaplund
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Research Institution
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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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