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Where We've Been: Audio Description Created Around the U.S. (and World)

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Veronica Hernandez, Joey Ruiz, Nikki Richards, Chenier Derrick in back row, left to right, and Sajja Koirala and Martha Espitia in front row, Yosemite, Nov 2017, photo by Jamie Gibson-Barrows.jpg

Dozens of visually impaired or blind people (plus four seeing-eye dogs) visited Yosemite National Park in November 2017 to help us field test the UniDescription project's free mobile apps. This Google-sponsored test (with a chartered bus provided by the American Council of the Blind) was a collaboration among our University of Hawaii-based research team and its partners, including the California Council of the Blind's Fresno chapter, the national American Council of the Blind organization, the National Park Service, and Google. This photo (provided by CCB's Jamie Gibson-Barrows) shows: Veronica Hernandez, Joey Ruiz, Nikki Richards, and Chenier Derrick in the back row, from left to right, and Sajja Koirala (our UH research assistant) and Martha Espitia in the front row.



Brett's 2017 SIGDOC UniD research poster
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"To Bracket or Not Bracket: Experiments in Gamification in the Wilds of Technical Communication" research poster presented by Brett Oppegaard at the annual Association for Computer Machinery SIG Design of Communication (SIGDOC), held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, in 2017.

Brett's 2016 SIGDOC UniD research poster
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"From seeing to hearing: Lessons learned from a research-based design project focused upon audio description, print-to-acoustic remediation, and mobile-app delivery" research poster presented by Brett Oppegaard at the annual Association for Computer Machinery SIG Design of Communication (SIGDOC), held in Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S., in 2016.

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