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Accessible Notation

Reading and composing, screen access technologies, obtaining and creating accessible scores, large print and braille music, etc.

Opportunity: help improve access to music education for blind and partially sighted learners

Arts Council England are funding RNIB to lead a short-term project between January and April 2024, which will consult with the music education and publishing sectors, to identify and develop strategies to improve the materials available to children and young people who require musical scores in alternative formats. RNIB are looking for a Freelance Project Officer to support this work – register your interest by 8th January!

Collage showing stave notation, braille music, and a digital score.

Join the Accessible Music Publishing Round Table

Our friends, the international DAISY Consortium and the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) invite music publishers, composers, and music-setters/engravers to take part in their upcoming online Round Table on Accessible Music Publishing.

Teaching music to visually impaired students

Here, you can find tips, advice, ideas on how to provide accessible music lessons. RNIB’s ‘Guide to teaching music to pupils with vision impairment’ Macular Society’s ‘Tips for teaching music to vision impaired students’

Logos for Sound Without Sight and the Audio Developer Conference

ADC23: RNIB and Sound Without Sight to host workshop

Following the success of the ‘Inclusive Design in Harmony’ event held earlier this year, RNIB and Sound Without Sight will be hosting a workshop at this year’s Audio Developer Conference. The session will promote the work happening across the audio industry to support accessibility and inclusive design. It will facilitate roundtable discussion between key developers in the industry, also offering attendees the chance to ask questions.