Development and Evaluation of Accessible Voter Education Software for Students and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: H133S120010
Agency Tracking Number: H133S120010
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: 84.133S-1
Solicitation Number: 1
Small Business Information
618 North Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903-
DUNS: 008546678
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steven Stock
 (719) 592-0347
 steve@ablelinktech.com
Business Contact
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This project develops and tests a multimedia software application to provide an independently usable format for improving knowledge of voting and election processes for persons with intellectual disabilities. During Phase I, a prototype is developed and evaluated to determine the feasibility of the approach for providing an independent, self-paced, self-directed format allowing students with intellectual disabilities to measurably improve knowledge of the voting and electoral process. The software is designed to provide easy-to-understand education materials and a simulated voting experience for people with intellectual disabilities with the goal of improving the frequency of voting for people within the target population.

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