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Company Information:

Company Name: AbleLink Technologies, Inc.
City: Colorado Springs
State: CO
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,946,750.00 42
SBIR Phase II $6,083,504.00 13

Award List:

WebWise: A Specialized Web Browser providing Independent Access to the Internet to Individuals with Mental Retardation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,999.00

Visual Assistant: A Portable Multimedia Training System for Community Based Skill Development for Individuals with Retardation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,993.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $249,993.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $249,997.00

CompSkills: A Multimedia Software Application that Provides Self-Directed Computer Training and Skill Assessment for Individuals with Mental Retardation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,995.00
Abstract:
Not Available High power motors and generators can be made very compact when run under cryogenic conditions. For further enhancements in power densities it is highly desirable to use High Temperature Superconductors with a greatly enhanced critical current densigy Jc at 3T at 77K, which would allow… More

Schedule AssistantTM: A Portable Visual/Audio Prompting System for Enhancing Independence and Self-Determination in Personal Scheduling and Time Management for Individuals with Mental Retardation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,994.00
Abstract:
Not Available Long-range, non-cooperative identification techniques such as one-dimensional shape echoes require sources that are compact, eyesafe and produce temporally short pulses to provide fast accurate target identification in the field. To meet these requirements, CTI proposes a solid state… More

PocketCompassTM: A Palmtop Computer-Based Intelligent Aid for Individuals with Mental Retardation to Increase Independence and Self-Determination in Decision-Making

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Daniel Davies
Award Amount: $59,999.00

Pocket Voyager: Making Palmtop Computers Accessible to Individuals with Mental Retardation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Steven Stock
Award Amount: $59,998.00

NutraNet: An Internet Based Self-Directed Multimedia Software System for Nutritional Education, Planning and Implementation for Individuals with Mental Retardation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Steven Stock
Award Amount: $0.00

NutraNet: An Internet Based Self-Directed Multimedia Software System for Nutritional Education, Planning and Implementation for Individuals with Mental Retardation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Steven Stock
Award Amount: $300,000.00

Pocket Accessible Communications Enabler (ACE): Providing access to palmtop cmputer wireless communications technologies for individuals with mental retardation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Steven Stock
Award Amount: $74,996.00

Pocket Money Coach: A portable money management system to facilitate community access for indeivduals with mental retardation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Daniel Davies
Award Amount: $74,999.00

Pocket Voyager: Making Palmtop Computers Accessible to Individuals with Mental Retardation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Steven Stock
Award Amount: $0.00

Pocket Voyager: Making Palmtop Computers Accessible to Individuals with Mental Retardation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Steven Stock
Award Amount: $150,000.00

Pocket Compass: A Palmtop Computer-Based Intelligent Aid for Individuals with Mental Retardation.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Daniel Davies
Award Amount: $0.00

Pocket Compass: A Palmtop Computer-Based Intelligent Aid for Individuals with Mental Retardation.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Daniel Davies
Award Amount: $150,000.00

QuestNet

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Steven E. Stock
Award Amount: $74,996.00

Workright: A Customizeble Software System Providing an Interactive Training Environment for Social Skills inth Workplace

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Steven Stock
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Job Quest: An Internet based, Self-directed Career Exploration and Assessment System for students and adults with significant Intellectual Disabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Steven Stock
Award Amount: $75,000.00

Development and Evaluation of an Accessible Voice Recognition System (AVRS) for Individuals with Intellectual

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Stock E.
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
Individuals with significant cognitive impairments have among the highest incidence of illiteracy. This, combined with the complex and text based interfaces of mainstream computer programs and operating systems, makes typical keyboard input largely inaccessible to this population. Voice recognition… More

Job Quest: An Internet-based, Self-Directed Career Exploration and Assessment System for Students and Adults with Significant Intellectual Disabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Davies K.
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
People with Intellectual Disabilities depend a great deal on work for their quality of life. Working in community-based jobs can make a substantial difference in income, relationships and self-esteem. An important factor in successful employment outcomes is matching individuals with jobs that are of… More

Rocket Reader: A simplified PDA-based portable reading system for enabling access to audio books and electronic documents for individuals with intellectual disabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Davies K. , Mr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
One of the most significant barriers existing today for individuals with intellectual disabilities is the inability for much of this population to independently read and access written information. The plethora of materials available electronically, including books, biographies, audio books as well… More

Job Quest: An Internet-based, Self-Directed Career Exploration and Assessment System for Students and Adults with Significant Intellectual Disabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Davies K.
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
People with Intellectual Disabilities depend a great deal on work for their quality of life. Working in community-based jobs can make a substantial difference in income, relationships and self-esteem. An important factor in successful employment outcomes is matching individuals with jobs that are of… More

LCAI: Exploring the potential of an independently usable, internet-based multimedia software system for self-Paced assessment, instruction and practice in listening comprehension skills for non readers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Stock E. , Mr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The most recent data available from the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) indicates that 4-6% of adults in the United States have insufficient reading skills to even attempt participation in the NAAL¿s literacy assessment in 1992 (Literacy in the Labor Force, p. 310- 320). While there… More

Technology Supports for Home Health Care Providers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Daniel K. Davies
Award Amount: $90,320.00
Abstract:
Specialized computer-based health care support technology has great potential for addressing the needs of family home health care providers in providing care to seniors. The proposed system will be designed to provide simplified multi-media instructions and self-initiated reminders to assist family… More

LCAI: Exploring the potential of an independently usable, internet-based multimedia software system for self-Paced assessment, instruction and practice in listening comprehension skills for non readers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Stock E. Steven, Mr
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Data from the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) indicates that 4-6% of adults in the US have insufficient reading skills to attempt participation in NAAL s literacy assessment in 1992 (Literacy in the Labor Force, p. 310-320). While there are approximately 8 million individuals with… More

Rocket Reader: A simplified PDA-based portable reading system for enabling access to audio books and electronic documents for individuals with intellectual disabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Davies K. Daniel, Mr
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Significant barriers existing today for individuals with intellectual disabilities preventing independent access to written information. The plethora of materials available electronically, including books, biographies, classic literature, and leisure titles, grows daily with the popularity of audio… More

Wayfinder: A Portable Multimedia Softtware System for Supporting Independent Community Transportation for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Daniel Davies, K
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
Development and evaluation of Wayfinder, a portable system that integrates Palmtop computers, global positioning systems, and instant messaging technology, to provide intelligent audio and visual cues to facilitate independent rail navigation

Workright Skills Builder: A Customized State-of-the-Art Simulation Software System to Support Vocational Social Skills for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Steven E. Stock
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
The WorkRight Skill Builder, a state-fof-the-art computer-based simulator application designed to provide customized, self-directed social skills training for individuals with intellectual disabilities on community based vocational social skills

Technology Supports for Home Health Care Providers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Daniel K. Davies
Award Amount: $743,582.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): For family caregivers, the lack of knowledge and understanding of how to handle the disabilities that seniors are now experiencing results in inadequate care. Due to the fragmentation of the current health care system and lack of funding, no one single entity is… More

WorkRight SkillBuilder: A Customized State-of-the-Art Simulation Software System to Support Vocational, Social Skills Training for Students and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Steven E. Stock
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
In Phase I, research demonstated the feasibility of using state-of-the-art computer avatars for providing social skills training for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The results showed a significant improvement in social skills knowledge when engaging in an independently usable mutimedia… More

Evaluation of a Speech Translation Approach Toward Independent, Community-Based Communication for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Speech Impairments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Steven E. Stock
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
The project develops and evaluates a prototype translator system determining the feasibility of enabling independent and effective community-based communication for individuals with intellectual disabilities and speech impairments. The prototype is based on PDA technologies and provides evaluation… More

An Accessible Testing and Assessment System for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities to Facilitate Inclusion and Access to the General Curriculum

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $74,998.00
Abstract:
Develops and evaluates the Accessible Testing Learning and Assessment System a testing and assessment system which can be used by teachers and evaluators to create independently accessible self paced tests and evaluations for students and adults with intellectual disabilities

Development and Evaluation of Geo Talk A GF Supported Portable Speech Output Device for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $74,998.00
Abstract:
This project demonstrates the technical merit and feabisibility of Geo Talk approach for providing indepndent access to speech output functionality for individuals with intellectual disabilities with speech impairments.

Visual Media Literacy System Enabling Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities to Independently Access Electronic Media for Learning and Recreation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
This project develops and tests the Visual Media Literacy System an accessible software system with a simplifed picture based interface design used for accessing electronic media resources on a standard desktop or portable palmtop computer.

Web Voyager An Accessible Dynamic Desktop for Enhancing Access to Personalized Web Content and Web Based Services for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
Investigates the utility of Web Voyagaer as an online dynamically driven information and service management program specifically designed to deliver personalized content from the Internet to individuals with intellectual disabilities thereby fostering self determination and independence.

WayFinder: Cognitive Aid for Independent Transportation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Daniel K. Davies
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): WAYFINDER: A Cognitive Aid for Independent Transportation ABSTRACT Transportation and mobility have long been areas of great dependency for individuals with intellectual disabilities, such as mental retardation. Few ind ividuals with intellectual disabilities… More

Development and Evaluation of a Universally Designed Multimedia Approach to Enable Autonomous Composition by Students and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
The project addresses the needs of students and adults with intellectual disabilities forwritten self-expression by designing, developing, and testing a universally designed, multimediacompositioning software application. This application creates a specific format for independent expressionof… More

Ai1: A Cognitive Prosthetic to Support Independence in Executive Functioning for Soldiers with TBI

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Daniel K. Davies, President
Award Amount: $98,989.00
Abstract:
Very little research and development has been done to address the unique assistive technology needs of individuals with traumatic brain injuries. In response to the immediate need for executive functioning supports for soldiers with TBI/PTST, an all-in-one (Ai1) system is proposed to provide… More

Development and Evaluation of a Location-Based Multimedia System for Providing Access to Information in Community Settings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
This project develops a location-based method for improving access to information in thecommunity (i.e.: public places such as parks, zoos, bus station and stops, information kiosks, touristattractions, and other places of public accommodation) that is not solely in text format. This… More

Money Coach: A Money Management System to Facilitate Independent Living for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
This project addresses the critical need for money management skills training necessary forindependent community living through the development of a software system (Money Coach). MoneyCoach utilizes both hand-held technology and desktop software to assist individuals with intellectualdisabilities… More

Evaluation of a Universally Designed Multimedia Approach to Promote Independent Instant Messaging Technology for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
This project develops and evaluates a multimedia instant messaging (IM) system, VisualMessenger, that is designed to be usable independently by individuals with intellectual and othercognitive disabilities. The prototype software system developed in this project is used in a betweensubjectspilot… More

Pocket Email: Development and Evaluation of an Accessible PDA-Based Email Program to Facilitate Remote Communication for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
This project evaluates the technical merit and feasibility of Pocket Email, a PDA-basedaccessible email program which is universally designed to meet the unique needs of individuals withintellectual disabilities for communicating via email with family members and other caregivers while incommunity… More

WayFinder: Cognitive Aid for Independent Transportation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Daniel K. Davies
Award Amount: $746,938.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): WAYFINDER: A Cognitive Aid for Independent Transportation ABSTRACT Transportation and mobility have long been areas of great dependency for individuals with intellectual disabilities, such as mental retardation. Few ind ividuals with intellectual disabilities… More

LiveWire: A Context-Aware, Location-Based Wireless Activity Support System to Facilitate Independence for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Daniel Davies
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
Wireless Internet access is an emerging technology which is growing rapidly, driven by communication and web-based services which are in great demand by American consumers.  These technologies offer tremendous opportunities for increasing the independence of individuals with intellectual… More

CTAS: A Self-Directed Computer Technology Assessment System for Students and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Steven Stock
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
People with intellectual disabilities have generally missed the educational benefits, productivity gains and personal enrichment that can result from computers and computer-based assistive technology.  However, opportunities for enhanced self-determination and independence as a result of… More

HealthCare Manager: A Remote Medication and Personal Health Plan Support System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Daniel K. Davies
Award Amount: $187,476.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): As the well known baby boomer generation surges toward retirement age, the issue becomes more significant each day of how this generation of 78 million seniors will be able to remain as independent as possible while inc reasingly burdened by the onset of… More

HealthCare Manager: Remote Medication and Health Plan Support System-Phase II

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Daniel K. Davies – 719-592-0347
Award Amount: $1,242,994.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): As the well known baby boomer generation surges toward retirement age, the issue becomes more significant each day of how this generation of 78 million seniors will be able to remain as independent as possible while increasingly burdened by the onset of multiple,… More

Development and Evaluation of an Independently Usable Interface to Facebook for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Daniel K. Davies – (719) 592-0347
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
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,… More

Schedule Manager: A Remote Schedule Management and Monitoring System to Support Personal Scheduling by Individuals with Intellectual and Cognitive Disabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Daniel K. Davies – (719) 592-0347
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
This project develops and tests the utility of Schedule Manager, a remote schedule management and monitoring prototype designed to use mobile technology to enable real-time, “on-the-fly” changes to an individual’s schedule from remote locations and to monitor adherence to scheduled activities… More

Visual Impact: A Cloud-Based Activity Support System to Facilitate Independence for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Daniel K. Davies – (719) 592-0347
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
This project develops an Internet-based system for managing and delivering “on demand” activity prompts to individuals with intellectual disabilities. This product users “cloud” (web based) technology to deliver visual and audio prompts to individuals with cognitive disabilities via a… More

Development and Evaluation of Accessible Voter Education Software for Students and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Steven E. Stock – (719) 592-0347
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
This project develops and tests a multimedia software application to provide an independently usable format for improving knowledge of voting and election processes for persons with intellectual disabilities. During Phase I, a prototype is developed and evaluated to determine the feasibility of the… More

Visual Impact Phase II: Using Cloud-based Technology to Support Activities of Daily Living and Other Learning Needs to Facilitate Independence for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Daniel Davies – (719) 592-0347
Award Amount: $250,000.00
Abstract:
This project develops a cloud-based system for managing and delivering “on demand” activity prompts to individuals with intellectual disabilities along with a comprehensive, automated reporting system to enable reliable remote notifications to facilitate monitoring of task compliance. Pictures,… More

Development and Evaluation of an Independently Usable Digital Story Telling App with Video Outputs for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Daniel K. Davies – (719) 592-0347
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
There are a significant number of people in the U.S. whose literacy deficits significantly limit opportunities for written self-expression, including individuals with intellectual disabilities. While this population can offer revealing insights given their unique perspectives, self-expression often… More

Development and Evaluation of a Cloud-Supported App for Providing Self-Directed, Localized Job Interest Assessment and Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Steven E. Stock – (719) 592-0347
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
People with intellectual disability depend a great deal on work for their quality of life. Working in community-based jobs can make substantial differences in income, relationships and self-esteem. Technology has improved opportunities for this population to independently express their career… More