Sampling of Federal Grants

  1. Information Technology Technical Assistance and Training Center (ITTATC)
    Dates: 10/01/00 – 9/30/06
    Grant Number: H133A000405
    U.S. Department of Education, NIDRR Funding
    Objective: Promote the creation, use and dissemination of accessible telecommunications and information technology (IT) by providing technical assistance, training and information.
    http://www.ittatc.org/
  2. Enhanced Academic Achievement and Transition Outcomes Through Technology—Phase II
    Dates: 10/01/2005 – 09/30/2008
    Grant Number H327A050103
    U.S. Department of Education, OSEP Funding
    Objective: The purpose of this project is to evaluate the “EnvisionIT” technology, a standards-based system designed to increase the reading achievement, literacy in information and communication technologies, and transition outcomes of students with disabilities. Ultimately, EnvisionIT is designed to help students with disabilities pass state-mandated assessments, complete high school and successfully enter postsecondary education and/or employment.
    http://publicddb.tadnet.org/abstract.asp?ID=178642
  3. Technology and Media Services for Individuals with Disabilities / Steppingstones of Technology Innovation Phase I
    Dates: 08/01/06 – 07/31/09
    Grant Number: H327A060066
    U.S. Department of Education, OSEP Funding
    Objective: Despite the current emphasis on higher academic standards, many youths with disabilities are still leaving school without the academic and 21st-century skills needed to participate fully in employment and postsecondary education. To address this gap, mentoring programs have been established and appear to have significant positive outcomes for students. However, more research is needed to examine the relationship between mentoring and academic achievement, youth employment, and postsecondary education. This project will address that need through a three‑tiered model called Access Tomorrow.
    http://wac.osu.edu/conferences/emrc08/free_at.html
  4. Technology and Media Services for Individuals with Disabilities / Steppingstones of Technology Innovation Phase II
    Dates: 08/01/09 – 07/31/12
    Grant Number: H327A090058
    U.S. Department of Education, OSEP Funded
    Objective: Use E-Mentoring and Assistive Technologies to Increase Academic and Transition Outcomes Project.
    http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/grantaward/detail.cfm?grant_fy_id=H327A090058_2009
  5. Mathematics eText Research Center (MeTRC)
    Dates: 10/1/2009 – 9/30/2014
    Grant Number: CFDA No. 84.327H
    U.S. Department of Education, OSEP Funded
    Objective: Center on Accessible and Supported Electronic Text to Improve Mathematics Achievement for Students with Disabilities
    http://metrc.uoregon.edu/
  6. Digital Image and Graphic Resources for Accessible Materials Center (DIAGRAM)
    Grant No.  H327B100001
    Dates: 10/1/2010 – 9/30/2014
    U.S. Department of Education, NIDRR Funded
    Objective: The goal of the DIAGRAM Center is to dramatically change the way image and graphic content for accessible instructional materials (AIM) is produced and accessed throughout the country in order to provide students with print disabilities equal access to the general education curriculum.
    http://www.nectac.org/search/projdetails.asp?ProjID=1763
  7. Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Communication Enhancement (AAC-RERC)
    Project Number: H133E080011
    Dates: 10/1/2008 – 9/31/2012
    U.S. Department of Education, NIDRR Funded
    Objective: The mission of the AAC-RERC is to assist people who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technologies in achieving their goals across environments. The goals and objectives of the AAC-RERC are to advance and promote AAC technologies through the outputs and outcomes of its research and development activities; and to support individuals who use, manufacture, and recommend these technologies in ways they value.
    http://www.aac-rerc.com/
  8. Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Universal Interface and Information Technology Access
    Project Number: H133E080022
    Dates: 10/1/2008 – 9/31/2012
    U.S. Department of Education, NIDRR Funded
    Objectives: This project focuses on the accessibility of information technologies and electronic products, including the technologies and products encountered in education, work, travel, and in the home and community, both online and in life, for persons across disabilities types and socio-economic levels.
    http://trace.wisc.edu/itrerc
  9. Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Telecommunications Access
    Project Number: H133E090001
    Dates: 10/1/ 2009 – 9/31/2013
    U.S. Department of Education, NIDRR Funded
    Objective: This project lays the foundation for access in next generation technologies and creates bridge technologies, allowing users to migrate to new communication technologies without losing access to emergency services or the ability to communicate with colleagues and family who are still on older telecommunication networks. Extending across disabilities and technology platforms, research and development activities focus on three specific issues: (1) telecommunication access in emergency situations, (2) interoperability and transition between current and next generation telecommunication access, and (3) access to telecollaboration for employment and participation. Project R1 focuses on identifying and quantifying the problems faced by people with hearing loss in using new Internet telecommunications products and networks.
    http://trace.wisc.edu/telrerc
  10. The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute Video Description Research & Development Center
    Project Number: H327J110005
    Dates: 06/27/11 – 06/26/14
    U.S. Department of Education, OSEP Funded
    Objective: The VDRDC is the Video Description Research & Development Center at The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute.
    http://www.vdrdc.org/dln/idealgroup
  11. Collaborative Research: Increasing Achievement and Transition outcome in STEM Professions of Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities
    Dates: 10/1/08 – 10/30/10
    National Science Foundation Funded
    Award Number: 0833561
    Objective: Use E-Mentoring and Assistive Technologies to Increase Academic and Transition Outcomes Project.
    http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=0833561
  12. Leap Project
    Date: 2010
    Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Funded
    High School/High Tech program is leading a six-week pilot project that’s putting personalized, portable, and affordable assistive technology (AT) into the hands of 23 students with disabilities at Valley Forge High School in Parma. The technology will allow the students to become more independent in school and, in the future, more successful at work.
    http://www.leapinfo.org/2-11-1ValleyFHS-WIAcuts.asp
  13. One-Stop Office of the Future with Assistive Technology.
    Date: 1997
    U.S. Department of Labor Funded
    http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/dmstree/tein/tein97/tein_10-97a2.pdf
  14. Authored, “Enhancing the Accessibility of Technology-Based Work Environments with the Support of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)”
    BPA Number DOLQ089427777
    U.S. Department of Labor, ODEP, Funded
    Order Number DOLU099429324-1
    [2010]
    http://apps4android.org/ERG-ICT_Accessibility_Whitepaper.doc
  15. Authored, “The Corporate Social Innovation Model: Enabling Positive Societal Change through the Distribution and Use of Accessible ICT Products and Services”
    BPA Number DOLQ089427777
    U.S. Department of Labor, ODEP, Funded
    Order Number DOLU099429324-2
    [2010]
    http://apps4android.org/Corporate_Social_Innovation_Whitepaper.doc
  16. Authored, “The Global Business Benefits of Accessible Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Design”
    BPA Number DOLQ089427777
    U.S. Department of Labor, ODEP, Funded
    Order Number DOLU099429324-3
    [2010]
    http://apps4android.org/Business_Case_Whitepaper.doc
  17. Co-authored “STAT-USA/Internet Companion to International Business: Highlighting Accessibly-Designed Information and Communications Technology”
    [2007]
    U.S. Department of Commerce, Funded
    http://permanent.access.gpo.gov/lps111387/Companion_Final_TL.pdf
  18. Camp IT Summer YouthWorks! (summer employment)
    [2007, 2008, 2009]
    Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Funded
    http://leadthewayohio.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54&Itemid=58
  19. Lead The Way (high school youth with disabilities)
    [2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010]
    Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Funded
    http://leadthewayohio.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54&Itemid=58
  20. Lead The Way Career Academy
    [2010]
    Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Funded
    http://leadthewayohio.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54&Itemid=58
  21. Co-authored “Over the Horizon: Potential Impact of Emerging Trends in Information and Communication Technology on Disability Policy and Practice”
    [2006]
    National Council on Disability, Funded
    http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/publications/2006/emerging_trends.htm
  22. Co-authored “Design for Inclusion: Creating a New Marketplace”
    [2004]
    National Council on Disability, Funded
    http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/publications/2004/online_newmarketplace.htm
  23. Authored “Design for Inclusion: Industry White Paper”
    [2004]
    National Council on Disability, Funded
    http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/publications/2004/inclusion_whitepaper.htm
  24. Designed, developed and implemented accessible prototype kiosks for the Smithsonian Institution’s American History Museum: The Disability Rights Movement
    [2000]
    Smithsonian Institution, funded
    http://ideal-group.org/smithsonian

1. Information Technology Technical Assistance and Training Center (ITTATC)
Dates: 10/01/00 – 9/30/06
Grant Number: H133A000405
U.S. Department of Education, NIDRR Funding
Objective: Promote the creation, use and dissemination of accessible telecommunications and information technology (IT) by providing technical assistance, training and information.
http://www.ittatc.org/

2. Enhanced Academic Achievement and Transition Outcomes Through Technology—Phase II
Dates: 10/01/2005 – 09/30/2008
Grant Number H327A050103
U.S. Department of Education, OSEP Funding
Objective: The purpose of this project is to evaluate the “EnvisionIT” technology, a standards-based system designed to increase the reading achievement, literacy in information and communication technologies, and transition outcomes of students with disabilities. Ultimately, EnvisionIT is designed to help students with disabilities pass state-mandated assessments, complete high school and successfully enter postsecondary education and/or employment.
http://publicddb.tadnet.org/abstract.asp?ID=178642

3. Technology and Media Services for Individuals with Disabilities / Steppingstones of Technology Innovation Phase I
Dates: 08/01/06 – 07/31/09
Grant Number: H327A060066
U.S. Department of Education, OSEP Funding
Objective: Despite the current emphasis on higher academic standards, many youths with disabilities are still leaving school without the academic and 21st-century skills needed to participate fully in employment and postsecondary education. To address this gap, mentoring programs have been established and appear to have significant positive outcomes for students. However, more research is needed to examine the relationship between mentoring and academic achievement, youth employment, and postsecondary education. This project will address that need through a three‑tiered model called Access Tomorrow.
http://wac.osu.edu/conferences/emrc08/free_at.html

4. Technology and Media Services for Individuals with Disabilities / Steppingstones of Technology Innovation Phase II
Dates: 08/01/09 – 07/31/12
Grant Number: H327A090058
U.S. Department of Education, OSEP Funded
Objective: Use E-Mentoring and Assistive Technologies to Increase Academic and Transition Outcomes Project.
http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/grantaward/detail.cfm?grant_fy_id=H327A090058_2009

5. Mathematics eText Research Center (MeTRC)
Dates: 10/1/2009 – 9/30/2014
Grant Number: CFDA No. 84.327H
U.S. Department of Education, OSEP Funded
Objective: Center on Accessible and Supported Electronic Text to Improve Mathematics Achievement for Students with Disabilities
http://metrc.uoregon.edu/

6. Digital Image and Graphic Resources for Accessible Materials Center (DIAGRAM)
Grant No.  H327B100001
Dates: 10/1/2010 – 9/30/2014
U.S. Department of Education, NIDRR Funded
Objective: The goal of the DIAGRAM Center is to dramatically change the way image and graphic content for accessible instructional materials (AIM) is produced and accessed throughout the country in order to provide students with print disabilities equal access to the general education curriculum.
http://www.nectac.org/search/projdetails.asp?ProjID=1763

7. Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Communication Enhancement (AAC-RERC)
Project Number: H133E080011
Dates: 10/1/2008 – 9/31/2012
U.S. Department of Education, NIDRR Funded
Objective: The mission of the AAC-RERC is to assist people who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technologies in achieving their goals across environments. The goals and objectives of the AAC-RERC are to advance and promote AAC technologies through the outputs and outcomes of its research and development activities; and to support individuals who use, manufacture, and recommend these technologies in ways they value.
http://www.aac-rerc.com/

8. Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Universal Interface and Information Technology Access
Project Number: H133E080022
Dates: 10/1/2008 – 9/31/2012
U.S. Department of Education, NIDRR Funded
Objectives: This project focuses on the accessibility of information technologies and electronic products, including the technologies and products encountered in education, work, travel, and in the home and community, both online and in life, for persons across disabilities types and socio-economic levels.
http://trace.wisc.edu/itrerc

9. Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Telecommunications Access
Project Number: H133E090001
Dates: 10/1/ 2009 – 9/31/2013
U.S. Department of Education, NIDRR Funded
Objective: This project lays the foundation for access in next generation technologies and creates bridge technologies, allowing users to migrate to new communication technologies without losing access to emergency services or the ability to communicate with colleagues and family who are still on older telecommunication networks. Extending across disabilities and technology platforms, research and development activities focus on three specific issues: (1) telecommunication access in emergency situations, (2) interoperability and transition between current and next generation telecommunication access, and (3) access to telecollaboration for employment and participation. Project R1 focuses on identifying and quantifying the problems faced by people with hearing loss in using new Internet telecommunications products and networks.
http://trace.wisc.edu/telrerc

10. The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute Video Description Research & Development Center
Project Number: H327J110005
Dates: 06/27/11 – 06/26/14
U.S. Department of Education, OSEP Funded
Objective: The VDRDC is the Video Description Research & Development Center at The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute.
http://www.vdrdc.org/dln/idealgroup

11. Collaborative Research: Increasing Achievement and Transition outcome in STEM Professions of Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities
Dates: 10/1/08 – 10/30/10
National Science Foundation Funded
Award Number: 0833561
Objective: Use E-Mentoring and Assistive Technologies to Increase Academic and Transition Outcomes Project.
http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=0833561

12. Leap Project
Date: 2010
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Funded
High School/High Tech program is leading a six-week pilot project that’s putting personalized, portable, and affordable assistive technology (AT) into the hands of 23 students with disabilities at Valley Forge High School in Parma. The technology will allow the students to become more independent in school and, in the future, more successful at work.
http://www.leapinfo.org/2-11-1ValleyFHS-WIAcuts.asp

13. One-Stop Office of the Future with Assistive Technology.
Date: 1997
U.S. Department of Labor Funded
http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/dmstree/tein/tein97/tein_10-97a2.pdf

14. Authored, “Enhancing the Accessibility of Technology-Based Work Environments with the Support of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)”
BPA Number DOLQ089427777
U.S. Department of Labor, ODEP, Funded
Order Number DOLU099429324-1
[2010]
http://apps4android.org/ERG-ICT_Accessibility_Whitepaper.doc

15. Authored, “The Corporate Social Innovation Model: Enabling Positive Societal Change through the Distribution and Use of Accessible ICT Products and Services”
BPA Number DOLQ089427777
U.S. Department of Labor, ODEP, Funded
Order Number DOLU099429324-2
[2010]
http://apps4android.org/Corporate_Social_Innovation_Whitepaper.doc

16. Authored, “The Global Business Benefits of Accessible Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Design”
BPA Number DOLQ089427777
U.S. Department of Labor, ODEP, Funded
Order Number DOLU099429324-3
[2010]
http://apps4android.org/Business_Case_Whitepaper.doc

17. Co-authored “STAT-USA/Internet Companion to International Business: Highlighting Accessibly-Designed Information and Communications Technology”
[2007]
U.S. Department of Commerce, Funded
http://permanent.access.gpo.gov/lps111387/Companion_Final_TL.pdf

18. Camp IT Summer YouthWorks! (summer employment)
[2007, 2008, 2009]
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Funded
http://leadthewayohio.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54&Itemid=58

19. Lead The Way (high school youth with disabilities)
[2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010]
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Funded
http://leadthewayohio.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54&Itemid=58

20. Lead The Way Career Academy
[2010]
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Funded
http://leadthewayohio.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54&Itemid=58

21. Co-authored “Over the Horizon: Potential Impact of Emerging Trends in Information and Communication Technology on Disability Policy and Practice”
[2006]
National Council on Disability, Funded
http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/publications/2006/emerging_trends.htm

22. Co-authored “Design for Inclusion: Creating a New Marketplace
[2004]
National Council on Disability, Funded
http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/publications/2004/online_newmarketplace.htm

23. Authored “Design for Inclusion: Industry White Paper”
[2004]
National Council on Disability, Funded
http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/publications/2004/inclusion_whitepaper.htm

24. Designed, developed and implemented accessible prototype kiosks for the Smithsonian Institution’s American History Museum: The Disability Rights Movement
[2000]
Smithsonian Institution, funded
http://ideal-group.org/smithsonian

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