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!
Reading and composing, screen access technologies, obtaining and creating accessible scores, large print and braille music, etc.
Following the Round Table on 21 November 2023, DAISY & RNIB are pleased to share notes and recordings for you to reference and share: https://daisy.org/accessiblemusicpublishing If you would like to join future conversations and help… Read More »Resources from 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.
There are a number of audio described, notation free, courses available to support you to learn a number of instruments by ear, including: You can purchase the introductory courses at the following link: https://www.musicfortheblind.com/ Once… Read More »Bill Brown’s ‘Music For The Blind’ audio-described instrument courses
Here is a direct link to Dancing Dots’ tutorials, which explains the intended uses and main functions of each component in the GOODFEEL suite. https://www.dancingdots.com/tsgf4/gf4tutorial.htm
Here is a link to a helpful article published by the National Federation of the blind (a primarily American based blindness organisation). The article is a compilation of different Braille music resources, which range from… Read More »A compilation of braille music resources
The UK Association for Accessible Formats (UKAAF) have a Music Subject Area, which discusses developments in accessible music notation. You can read more about the groups, and access some resources, at the following link: https://www.ukaaf.org/sectors/
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’
Access text descriptions of where to place the fingers on the fretboard. Choose the chord root (e.g. C, A-flat, F-sharp) and the chord mode (e.g. major, minor, seventh) using the dropdowns at the link below.… Read More »Screen reader friendly guitar chord descriptions
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.