Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - April 4, 2007, Quantum Simulations, Inc., a developer of artificial intelligence (AI) tutoring, assessment and professional development software, has received $750,000 from the National Eye Institute (NEI), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to integrate accessibility into Quantum´s tutoring software for chemistry.

The two-year project involves the integration of an accessible interface that supports synthesized speech screen-reader technologies such as JAWS and Window-Eyes with the Quantum Tutors. Equally important, the pedagogy of the software will ensure that student feedback and examples provided by the Tutors are pedagogically relevant for the blind and help provide...

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