As a permanent staff member, he has been a significant contributor to the Company’s SigningAvatar technology development, and consults with Vcom3D staff in issues related to correct ASL usage and Deaf culture issues. His research experience includes U.S. Department of Education-funded projects focused on (1) The Theory of Mind in Deaf Children and (2) the use of technology by Deaf/HH students in post-secondary settings.
Mr. Hurdich attended the Lexington School for the Deaf and received the B.A. degree in Political Science from Boston University in 1997.
Mr. Hurdich has native proficiency in American Sign Language. He is a member of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD); Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf (RID); Florida Association of the Deaf. In 1996, he received the Boston’s Citizen Award: “For Outstanding Contributions Towards the Quality of Life for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth; and for Promoting Deaf Awareness in the City of Boston,” Presented by Mayor Thomas M. Menino.