The research of the Archimedes Project has been supported by grants totaling almost two and one-half million dollars from various funding agencies, foundations, corporations and individuals. Some additional funding was received from CSLI during the period 1991 to 1998 to bridge gaps between grants. Financial support from CSLI ended when a new Director took over in 1999.
Summary of Grants
- IBM Corporation, 1991, $50,000 for developing accessible information kiosk.
- Dole Foundation, 1993, $50,000 for investigation of access to GUI for blind computer users.
- Packard Foundation, 1994-1996, $300,000 for ongoing research into universal accessibility for disabled computer users.
- Ford Foundation, 1995, $100,000 to develop access to GUI for blind computer users.
- Montgomery Foundation, 1997, $100,000 for disability access research.
- General Services Administration and Bureau of the Census, 1998-1999, $250,000 for studies and research related to improving accessibility for disabled employees in federal agencies.
- Poynter Foundation, 1997, $150,000 for eye tracking study of how computer users interact with information displayed on computer screens.
- National Science Foundation, 1999, $50,000 for exploration of computer generated graphics to represent American Sign Language.
- Walter Hewlett, 1999, $50,000 for a music control interface disabled children that used movements of the vocal chords to control a music synthesizer.
- Iizuka City, Japan, 1999, $100,000 for proof of concept study to show physically disabled individuals could control video game consoles.
- Oracle Corporation, 1999, $50,000 for eye tracking study of how sighted and blind people interact with Oracle software screens.
- Dejima Corporation, 2000, $45,000 for study of intelligent agent applications to accessibility interfaces.
- Iizuka City, Japan, 2000, $350,000 for collaborative project to develop a new interface to the Sony PS2 PlayStation console to make it accessible to severely disabled individuals.
- National Science Foundation, 2000-2003, $900,000 for development of the Intelligent Total Access System (ITAS) for applications in Digital Government.
- Montgomery Street Foundation, 2001, $100,000 for ongoing accessibility research.
- Stanford Office of Technology Licensing, 2003, $25,000 to support completion of Patent application for Natural Interaction Processor.
- There have also been numerous small gifts and grants to support particular student projects, conference participation, and so on.
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