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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$75,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
H133S120010
Agency Tracking Number:
H133S120010
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
84.133S-1
Solicitation Number:
1
Small Business Information
AbleLink Technologies, Inc.
618 North Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
008546678
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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