UniDescription 4+

Audio Describe the World

Mobile Media Matters

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 57 Ratings
    • Free



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

What’s New

Version 6.0.5

Updated search functionality

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Blinky Banker ,

More Than Just Frosting on the Cake

This app not only teaches the public about audio description and provides opportunities to contribute content, but it also serves as a vehicle for exploring treasured national parks where everyone can learn about them, and people who are blind or have low vision can gain access to all that information most people take for granted. talk about a win-win situation!

Gothamgal ,

Great accessibility app

This app includes audio description of the national park brochures for most of the parks in the United States. It’s wonderful to have such an app. It would be even better if it were possible to download the descriptions and listen to them off-line. The computer voice is fine, but could use some tweaks, especially when reading telephone numbers. It would be much nicer listening to a real person. I like that this offers the option to experience just the description, or to also read the text (perhaps with your preferred text to voice options?).

octobaby ,

Opens up access to our parks

I can listen to a little or a lot about each location, depending on my interest. Easy to navigate the menus within the app. It’s helping me decide where I’d like to visit next!

App Privacy

The developer, Mobile Media Matters, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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