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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
Aug 17, 2023

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Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

26 reviews
Miranda Dodd
September 28, 2022
I am using this app to help offer descriptive audio to the visually impaired. So far it seem like a very useful app. In listening to the audo descriptions I'm not a keen on a mechanical voice, but more than that I feel like the computerized voice could use some improvement in machine learning on when to pause so as to give better flow to the descriptions. This isn't all the time but there are some instances where it could use improvement.
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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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October 19, 2021
As a player in Descriptathon 8 using text to speech software I find this app smooth to use informative and find myself lost in an open and visual world of places and things I'll probably never see in the flesh but through the app, feel as if I have. The knowledge gained is helping me think about what more Audio Describers could to for me to bring the world alive! Even if you're not playing in the annual competition you should download this app so you can learn how to make your world visible!!
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Updated search functionality