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Pre-Application Webinar for 84.421A Disability Innovation Fund - Automation Personalization Computing Project - 8/5/2015

A pre-application Webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. Eastern Time. The Webinar will be recorded and archived on the National Clearinghouse for Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM). The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) is pleased to announced the Disability Innovation Fund: Automated Personalization Computing project Notice Inviting Applications for new awards for fiscal year 2015 (CFDA 84.421A), which published in the Federal Register on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Applications will be received until Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Washington, D.C. time. An application package was published in grants.gov. The purpose of this priority is for the Department to enter into a cooperative agreement to implement a pilot project that would improve outcomes for individuals with disabilities by increasing access to information and communication technologies (ICT) through automatic personalization of needed assistive technology (AT). Under the Automated Personalization Computing Project (APCP), an information technology (IT) infrastructure would be created to allow users of ICT to store preferences in the cloud or other technology, which then would allow supported Internet-capable devices they are using to automatically run their preferred AT solutions. Using these stored preferences, along with information about the computer (e.g., type, operating system) and available AT solutions, the APCP would identify AT to meet the user’s preferences and then configure the computer accordingly. This may require automatically configuring AT built into the mainstream technology computer itself or configuring external AT solutions to operate on the computer. Questions about the 84.421A competition should be directed to the Competition Manager, Douglas Zhu, at: 202.245.6037 or douglas.zhu@ed.gov. For tracking purposes, RSA requests that all questions be sent to Mr. Zhu via e-mail with a copy to Cassandra Shoffler at cassandra.shoffler@ed.gov.
https://ncrtm.ed.gov/Download.aspx?type=doc&id=3170

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