UniDescription Project

Audio decibels within a "D" for UniDescription

Project Dates: 2014 – Present

Funded By: US National Park Service; Google Foundation


This project officially started in the fall of 2014, when principal investigator Dr. Brett Oppegaard moved from Washington State University Vancouver to University of Hawai‘i. During this transition, he was working with Michele Hartley at Harpers Ferry Center on accessibility issues related to printed National Park Service products, such as the “Unigrid” brochures, and started envisioning the potential of mobile technologies to remediate and translate those static texts into acoustic forms. Once in Manoa, he began collaborating with two scholars who have spent their careers focused upon issues of accessibility, Dr. Megan Conway and Dr. Thomas Conway, then both serving in the UH Center on Disability Studies.

Principal Investigator: Brett Oppegaard

Primary Contact: Thomas Conway