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Coming Autumn 2022

Stay tuned! We are creating ‘Sound Without Sight’: a new platform and community hub to support, promote, and connect blind and partially sighted musicians and audio engineers.

Introduction

Sound Without Sight is a new non-profit initiative, aimed at supporting sight-impaired people in the fields of audio and music. We will: showcase blind and partially sighted talent, highlight how accessibility barriers can be overcome, combine collective knowledge, and challenge stereotypes.

Photo of blind musician Andre Louis playing keyboard as part of a band in a studio.

Our Focus Areas

We will support the blind and partially sighted community to access:

  1. Audio production: recording, editing, mixing, etc.
  2. Music notation: reading and composing, obtaining accessible scores, screen access technologies, etc.
  3. Performance: instrumental, vocal, speech; individual or group; beginner or professional.

Combining Knowledge

Help us compile a hub of experience and useful advice, to support blind and partially sighted people to engage fully with music and audio related activities.

Photo of a blind street musician playing accordion.

Showcasing Talent

We will promote the work of our community, providing a platform to get noticed. The project will encourage the sharing of accessible ways of working, to help break down barriers and inspire others.

Photo of blind musician Olga Koeva playing a church organ.

Community Collaboration

Sound Without Sight’s users will be able to connect, collaborate, and support each other.

Photo of a blind singer recording vocals in a studio
A photo of a reel to reel tape machine taken through a monocular.
A photo of two guitars taken through a monocular.
Photo of a Roland Space Echo RE-201 taken through a monocular

Want to get involved?