Department of Education awards $1.2 Million to 11 Small Businesses to Develop Technology for People with Disabilities

August 15, 2011

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The U.S. Department of Education announced today that the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research has awarded 16 grants of $75,000 each to 11 small businesses to conduct research and develop technology that makes life and learning easier for individuals with disabilities.

For instance, one grantee will develop a low-cost computer graphics screen-reader for the vision-impaired; another will develop and evaluate an accident prevention system for manual wheelchairs; and another will design and develop a foot-operated mouse for computers.