Description of App
The YouDescribe app gives blind and visually-impaired viewers convenient mobile access to a rapidly growing collection of YouTube videos with audio description -- an extra soundtrack added by a describer to tell the viewer about text, illustrations, setting, gestures and facial expressions that are otherwise not accessible to blind viewers, or to otherwise aid viewers who benefit from additional description to understand the video content. The YouDescribe app for iOS lets you choose from thousands of YouTube videos described by our global community of contributors. The app also lets you request descriptions for YouTube videos that have not yet been described, and rate descriptions that have already been created.
YouDescribe is free and easy to use from the iOS app or from the desktop. The app has been extensively tested with the VoiceOver screenreader, and the web site works well with a variety of screen reader/browser combinations.
If you are interested in joining the community of volunteer describers to record audio descriptions for others to view on YouDescribe, use a desktop browser and visit us at https://youdescribe.org/
We will be adding the ability to record from the app in an upcoming release.
Who are the describers?
* Teachers of the visually impaired who want to give their students better access to educational videos;
* Sighted friends and family of all ages who want to share their favorite YouTube videos with the blind people in their lives;
* Children and adults who believe in accessibility and want to help make video more accessible for blind or neuro-diverse viewers.
The YouDescribe app can be used to:
* Watch the latest contributions to the YouDescribe collection
* Search for and view described or undescribed YouTube videos
* Rate the quality of any audio description with up to 5 stars
* Make suggestions for how individual describers can improve their AD technique,
* Submit requests for YouTube videos you want described.
* Share links to videos on YouDescribe
Learn more about Smith-Kettlewell at https://www.ski.org/
Send us feedback by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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The YouDescribe app was developed by Rupal Khilari as part of her master’s degree under the direction of Dr. Ilmi Yoon of San Francisco State University, and Dr. Joshua Miele of the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute.
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This app is specifically designed for the blind so it is definitely accessible and easy to use.
0 people have recommended this app
I try to open the app but after 1 or 2 seconds it brings me to my phones homescreen, annoying
Submit a sys diagnose file to the developer and let them know the time slot. If you need help dong that then google is going to be your friend as this might be off topic for this post.
I just downloaded this app and I am experiencing the same issue I just opened the app , then after 2 seconds I was kicked out and it went straight to my home screen can you fix this bug please
I also get kicked out when I open the app. Please fix this .
I’m experiencing the same issue.
Yup. Same thing happening here. Shame, I was really looking forward to exploring this
I wanted to diagnose the app as it crashes for me too. But I couldn't find the diagnostic section in settings.
Did a little bit of searching to find out why.
"Apple folds bug reporting into Feedback Assistant, discontinues Bug Reporter"
I think in order to Report bugs like this, you will need to have a basic grasp of coding. I eventually got to the diagnostics screen but there's tons and tons of stuff, so I'm not even sure what to send. To make matters even worse, this so-called Feedback assistant only caters to developers. There doesn't seem to be a solution for an average Joe.
I RECENTLY DOWNLOADED THIS APP.
I'M GETTING SENT TO MY HOME SCREEN REPEATEDLY. THE APP OPENS FOR 1-2 SECONDS AND THEN BRINGS ME BACK TO MY HOME SCREEN.
I'M USING IOS 13.4.1
I HAVE A SMALL VIDEO I WANT TO WATCH BUT CAN'T.
WHEN I PLAY THE VIDEO USING THE FIREFOX OR CHROME ON MY LAPTOP USING WINDOES 7, DESCRIPTION DOES NOT EVEN PLAY. IT IS JUST THE VIDEO WHICH PLAYS.
I HOPE SOMEONE WILL ABLE TO HELP ME.