Mobile Signing Math Dictionaries with Mouth Morphemes for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$74,847.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
H133S110031
Agency Tracking Number:
H133S110031
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
84.133S-1
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Vcom3D, Inc.
3452 Lake Lynda Drive, Suite 260, Orlando, FL, 32817-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
799834254
Principal Investigator:
Jason Hurdich
(407) 737-7310
jasonh@vcom3d.com.
Business Contact:
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Building on previous collaborations, Vcom3D and TERC develop and evaluate a Mobile Signing Math Pictionary (MSMP) that provides American Sign Language and Signed English definitions with human voice narration/lip-sync technology for Apple’s iPod Touch/iPad. Deaf and hard of hearing students lag behind their hearing counterparts not only in literacy subjects, but also in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The MSMP, in addition to animated signing, features the ability to include equations, charts, and visual representations of word problems that the animated character can refer to and describe in sign. The mobile version of the dictionary provides mobility and independence that leads to opportunity-based learning in classrooms, on field trips, or while studying anytime, anywhere.

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