Touchable Windows Interface for the Visually Impaired

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$84,640.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
1R43EY013657-01
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
VORTANT TECHNOLOGIES
160 WILDFLOWER CIR, SEDONA, AZ, 86351
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
PHILIP SCHAEFER
() -
Business Contact:
(520) 284-5334
VORTANT2PHIL@ALTAVISTA.COM
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (From the Applicant's Abstract): The proposed phase 1 SBIR project will develop and evaluate a proof of concept prototype of a touchable window interface designed to enable blind and visually impaired computer users to use graphical user interfaces such as Windows with greater ease than is currently possible. Coupled with speech synthesis or a refreshable Braille display, the user could use the device to execute mouse commands typically done with pull-down menus, tool bar icons, and dialogue boxes. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: The proposed device will be designed and developed as a commercial computer interface device to be purchased by blind and visually impaired individuals.

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