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Mobile Communication App for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Award Information

Department of Education
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Vcom3D, Inc.
11474 Corporate Blvd Suite 140 Orlando, FL 32817-8385
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Mobile Communication App for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Agency: ED
Contract: H133S110033
Award Amount: $74,950.00


This product develops and evaluates a proof-of-concept, mobile speech-to-sign translator that integrates continuous speech recognition software with natural language processing and Vcom3D’s Signing Avatar animated American Sign Language technology. This speech-to-sign the application is designed to run on iPhone/iPod or Android smartphones, providing Deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) learners the independence they need to benefit from opportunity-based learning in face-to-face interactions and where spoken information enhances the experience. Vcom3D has developed and distributed Signing Avatar software to assist D/HH children in school environments as well as software that help hearing persons to learn to sign.

Principal Investigator:

Jason Hurdich
(407) 737-7310
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vcom3D, Inc.
3452 Lake Lynda Drive, Suite 260 Orlando, FL 32817-

EIN/Tax ID: 593419305
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No