Evaluation of a Speech Translation Approach Toward Independent, Community-Based Communication for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Speech Impairments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: H133S060006
Agency Tracking Number: H133S060006
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solitcitation Year: 2006
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: 84.133S-1
Small Business Information
AbleLink Technologies, Inc.
528 Tejon Street, Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steven Stock
 (719) 592-0347
 steve@ablelinktech.com
Business Contact
 Steven Stock
Phone: (719) 592-0347
Email: steve@ablelinktech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The project develops and evaluates a prototype translator system determining the feasibility of enabling independent and effective community-based communication for individuals with intellectual disabilities and speech impairments. The prototype is based on PDA technologies and provides evaluation through: (1) the ability of persons with intellectual disabilities to use it independently; (2) the effectiveness of the approach in producing correct translations; and (3) qualitative measures of social acceptance and/or stigma inspired by the approach.

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