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About this app

This app shares prototype audio description from dozens of National Park Service sites throughout the country, translating their paper brochures into acoustic media, designed for people who are blind, visually impaired, print dyslexic, or who prefer learning through sound.

Everyone deserves full access to public discourse about public resources, and this University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH) research project has been created to serve diverse audiences, under the core principles of Universal Design.

Our sponsors include: The University of Hawaii, The National Park Service, Google, The American Council of the Blind, and The Hawaii-Pacific Islands Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit.

Core contributors include: Brett Oppegaard (Principal Investigator, UH), Megan Conway (Co-Pi, UH), Thomas Conway (Co-Pi, UH), Michele Hartley (Media Accessibility Coordinator, NPS), Joe Oppegaard (CTO, Montana Banana), Philipp Jordan (RA, UH), Tuyet Hayes (RA, UH), Sajja Koirala (RA, UH), and Terence Rose (RA, UH).

For more information, visit: www.unidescription.org

To contact the PI, email: brett.oppegaard@hawaii.edu
Updated on
Jan 3, 2024

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Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

38 reviews
Tera Lynn Gray
September 14, 2022
This app is easy to use and provides options for the user. It's really for anyone who wants to listen to the text of park brochures rather than read it. I love it!! 9/2022- I'm still using it and still loving it! It's awesome to listen to the Unigrid while you're driving to the park site. It prepares for what you are about to experience.
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Anne Nicholson
January 28, 2024
Learned that Wooly Mammoths used to swim from mainland California to the channel islands during the Ice Age when the sea level was lower. It is a little difficult to use. The levels within levels are hard to remember. Perhaps the table of contents could be renamed.
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Eric Grunwald
January 11, 2024
Downloaded the app to get a feel for how it works for the upcoming Descriptathon I will be participating in. Worked well for me. Only annoyance was how the voice read years. Read as a number, rather than a year
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