Development and Evaluation of a Universally Designed Multimedia Approach to Enable Autonomous Composition by Students and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$75,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
H133S080007
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Ablelink Technologies, Inc.
618 North Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The project addresses the needs of students and adults with intellectual disabilities forwritten self-expression by designing, developing, and testing a universally designed, multimediacompositioning software application. This application creates a specific format for independent expressionof thoughts, ideas, experiences, knowledge, personal history, and other typical literary output. Thesystem provides an automated interface to a simplified process for recording, saving, organizing,retrieving, and distributing user-authored multimedia documents. The resulting new technology providesthe benefits of independent self-expression and preservation of compositions in multimediadocuments for peer and future consumption.

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