Berkeley Systems, Inc.

Berkeley, CA 94709

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 4
Total Value of Awards $0.0
First Award Date 09/30/86
Most Recent Award Date 12/01/89

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Boyd Lawrence H Boyd 4

4 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 12/01/89 - 07/31/90

The highly visual interfaces of today's computers threaten to exclude blind people from equal access. A completely new approach to that problem is to synthesize directional hearing signals through headphones that allow blind users to move about and interact with the objects on the computer screen. This is made possible by the advent of more po...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 05/01/88 - 07/31/89

Phase I of this project produced the prototype of a software accessory that gives blind and very low vision people access to mainstream computer applications on next-generation, graphics- based microcomputers through the use of voice output. This product, called outSPOKEN TM, represents the first attempt to solve the technical and user interfac...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 08/08/87 - 08/07/88

A prototype for an inexpensive software-based display magnification system for the Apple Macintosh was developed in Phase I of this project. It was subsequently completed, tested, commercially packaged under the name inLARGETM and is now available to institutions and individuals. Its unique approach to display magnification, based on pixel enl...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic:
Budget: 09/30/86 - 05/31/87

The built-in speech synthesis capabilities of the coming generation of personal computer hardware raise new hopes for providing the visually handicapped universal access to personal, work, and educational opportunities. Paradoxically, software trends toward more powerful "visual" user interfaces for fully sighted users threaten to further restr...