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
Amount:
$75,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
H133S060006
Agency Tracking Number:
H133S060006
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
84.133S-1
Small Business Information
AbleLink Technologies, Inc.
528 Tejon Street, Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Steven Stock
(719) 592-0347
steve@ablelinktech.com
Business Contact:
Steven Stock
(719) 592-0347
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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