SS-SCAN! - SINGLE SWITCH CONTROL ACCESS FOR DOS AND WINDOWS SOFTWARE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$272,000.00
Award Year:
1995
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
27058
Agency Tracking Number:
27058
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Academic Software Inc. (Currently ACADEMIC SOFTWARE, INC.)
331 W 2nd St, Lexington, KY, 40507
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Warren E Lacefield/c L Ge
President/sr Rsch Assoc
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROJECT DEVELOPS AND FIELDTESTS A COMMERCIAL PROTOTYPE SOFTWARE PACKAGE DESIGNED TO PROVIDE USERS OF SINGLE-SWITCH INPUT DEVICES CONTROL ACCESS TO EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE, MULTIMEDIA PROGRAMS, AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR IBM AND PC-COMPATIBLE COMPUTERS. THIS POPULATION INCLUDES INDIVIDUALS WITH LEARNING, INTELLECTUAL, OR PHYSICAL DISABILITIES; VERY YOUNG PERSONS; OR ADULTS WHO ARE ELDERLY OR UNDERGOING COGNITIVE REHABILITATION. SS-SCAN! CONTROL ACCESS SOFTWARE WILL SUPERIMPOSE OVER AN APPLICATION PROGRAM RUNNING ON THE PC A SCANNING CONTROL DISPLAY CONSTAINING WORDS, ICONS, OR OTHER REPRESENTATIONS OF FUNCTIONS NEEDED TO OPERATE THAT PARTICULAR PROGRAM. SS-SCAN! WILL MOVE A SELECTOR AND REFRESH THE DISPLAY IN REAL TIME WHILE MONITORING THE STATE OF AN EXTERNAL ADAPTIVE SWITCH CONNECTED TO THE PC SERIAL PORT. IT WILL SEND APPROPRIATE KEYSTROKE, MOUSE FUNCTION, OR COMMAND CHAINS TO THE RUNNING APPLICATION WHEN THE USER RESPONDS TO THE SCAN BY PRESSING THE SWITCH. SS-SCAN! WILL BE DESIGNED FOR BOTH DOS AND WINDOWS AND WILL PROVIDE PREPROGRAMMED SETUPS FOR POPULAR SOFTWARE AS WELL AS A FRIENDLY SETUP PROGRAM FOR CUSTOM DESIGNS. SS-SCAN! IS INTENDED TO GREATLY IMPROVE THE ABILITY OF USERS WITH DISABILITIES TO ACCESS AND OPERATE PC SOFTWARE DESIGNED FOR HOME, EDUCATION, AND BUSINESS MARKETS.

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