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: firstname.lastname@example.org