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Development and Evaluation of an Independently Usable Interface to Facebook for…

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Department of Education
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2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
AbleLink Technologies, Inc.
618 N. Nevada Ave. Colorado Springs, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Development and Evaluation of an Independently Usable Interface to Facebook for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities.
Agency: ED
Contract: H133S110021
Award Amount: $75,000.00


This project develops and evaluates a software interface into the social media website Facebook that is independently usable by individuals with intellectual disabilities, including those with limited or no literacy skills. The software system provides a multimedia (e.g., voice recording, icons, text-to-speech) interface, a customizable filtering tool to limit screen features, and computer-generated prompts to guide the user using Facebook’s Software Development Kit and open development opportunities. A feasibility study is conducted to determine if the simplified multimedia interface approach can significantly increase independent access to the most commonly used Facebook features for students and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Principal Investigator:

Daniel K. Davies
(719) 592-0347
Small Business Information at Submission:

AbleLink Technologies, Inc..
618 North Nevada Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80903-

EIN/Tax ID: 841528899
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes