Awards

$383K

Software for Automatic Conversion of Professional Journals to Fully Accessible Fo

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-08-050
Budget: 04/01/09 - 03/31/10
PI: John A Gardner

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long range goal of this project is to create technologies that permit authors and publishers of professional journals to make their content available in the DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) XML (eXtensible Markup Language) format that is fully usable by all people, in particular by people who...

$440K

Accessible Graphical Display for Numerical Data

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-07-280
Budget: 04/01/09 - 03/31/11
PI: Vladimir L Bulatov

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long range goal of this project is to provide authoring tools permitting graphical information to be exported from popular computer applications in a form that is universally usable by all people, in particular by people who are blind or who have other print disabilities. ViewPlus has already created the ...

$100K

Color Embossers for Digital Pen Access to Graphical Information

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-08-050
Budget: 12/01/08 - 11/30/09
PI: John A Gardner

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The specific aim of this project is to develop a prototype "color embosser" capable of making tactile graphics readable with a digital pen. The digital pen from partner company, Livescribe, reads patterns of tiny, nearly invisible dots printed (along with a color image if desired) on a page. It speaks informa...

$100K

Webcam Interface for Audio/touch Graphics Access by Blind People

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-07-80
Budget: 04/01/08 - 03/31/09
PI: John A Gardner

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this project is to develop a compact inexpensive alternative to the bulky expensive touchpads now required by blind people for audio/touch access to graphical information. Audio/touch is known to provide excellent access to computer-literate blind people as well as people with dyslexia or other s...

$374K

Accessible Graphical Display for Numerical Data

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-07-80
Budget: 04/01/08 - 03/31/09
PI: Vladimir L Bulatov

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long range goal of this project is to provide authoring tools permitting graphical information to be exported from popular computer applications in a form that is universally usable by all people, in particular by people who are blind or who have other print disabilities. ViewPlus has already created the ...

$100K

Software for Automatic Conversion of Professional Journals to Fully Accessible Fo

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-07-80
Budget: 01/01/08 - 12/31/08
PI: John A Gardner

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long range goal of this project is to create technologies that permit authors and publishers of professional journals easily to make their content available in a form that is fully usable by all people, in particular by people who are blind or have other severe print disabilities. The specific aim of thi...

$387K

High Speed Tactile Graphics and Braille Embosser

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 06/01/07 - 05/31/08
PI: Christian H Herden

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long-term goal of this proposed project is a commercial technology permitting mainstream authors easily to create and distribute a wide variety of one and two dimensional data plots that are easily accessible by all people including those who are blind or have other print disabilities. This would extend t...

$363K

High Speed Tactile Graphics and Braille Embosser

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 06/01/06 - 05/31/07
PI: Christian H Herden

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long-term goal of this proposed project is a commercial technology permitting mainstream authors easily to create and distribute a wide variety of one and two dimensional data plots that are easily accessible by all people including those who are blind or have other print disabilities. This would extend t...

$116K

Accessible Graphical Display for Numberical Data

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 04/01/06 - 03/31/07
PI: Vladimir L Bulatov

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long-term goal of this proposed project is a commercial technology permitting mainstream authors easily to create and distribute a wide variety of one and two dimensional data plots that are easily accessible by all people including those who are blind or have other print disabilities. This would extend t...

$294K

The Accessible Graphics Reader for Blind People

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: RFA-EY-02-02
Budget: 12/01/04 - 11/30/05
PI: John A Gardner

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Screen readers (computer applications that display screen text and icons in speech or an online mechanical braille display) can give blind people good access to standard text in many computer applications. In Phase I research we have demonstrated the feasibility of an Accessible Graphics Reader (AGR) that ca...

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