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Our Team

Core team members

Jay Pocknell – Project Manager
Music Support Officer, RNIB; Freelance Mixing Engineer; Producer; Advocate for accessibility in music

Zenny Jabeera – Music Industry Engagement Intern

Sarah Bayley – Music Industry Engagement Intern

Steering group

Peter Bosher – Community Engagement Lead
BBC Sound Engineer; Assistive Technology Trainer; Founder of VIBE email group for VI musicians

Dr. Sarah Morley Wilkins
Project Manager and User Experience Consultant, DAISY Music Braille Project

Richard Orme
Chief Executive Officer, DAISY Consortium

Dave Williams
Inclusive Design Ambassador, RNIB; Chair, Braillists Foundation

Matthew Horspool
Braille and Assistive Technology Expert, UKAAF

James Risdon
Access Coordinator, ABRSM

Dr. Tony Stockman
Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London; iGGi; ICAD

Friends of the project

Steve Tyler
Director of Assistive Technology, Leonard Cheshire

Adam Ockelford
Professor of Music, University of Roehampton; Founder, Amber Trust

Dr. David Baker
UCL Institute of Education

Victoria Ward
New College Worcester

Daniel Spreadbury
Steinberg

Graham Wilde
Royal National College for the Blind

Sally Zimmermann
Ex-RNIB Music Officer

Matt Wadsworth
Professional Lutenist

Our partners

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
Thank you to RNIB for awarding initial funding from the Elizabeth Eagle-Bott Memorial Fund for Sound Without Sight to develop a community knowledge hub that will become the “one front door” for information related to music and visual accessibility, which collates existing resources and allows the community to fill in gaps. This funding has enabled us to launch the first version of our platform.

We are also grateful for our ongoing in-kind partnership with RNIB, which enables staff to support by contributing relevant solutions our knowledge hub. Likewise, solutions contributed by our community members will be available to RNIB’s teams, allowing the organisation to keep up to date and best support the blind and partially sighted community.

Creative United
We are very appreciative of Creative United‘s support in helping Sound Without Sight to grow within the arts sector, by including our Project Manager to join the Inclusive Music Consortium.

Technology Association of Visually Impaired People (TAVIP)
We owe big thanks to TAVIP, who have agreed to host the project until it grows to the point of being able to sustain itself.

You?
If there are common goals between our project and yours, please get in touch and we would be more than happy to explore how we can maximise synergy. We are looking to complement and join up existing resources, not reinvent the wheel!

As ‘Sound Without Sight’ is a new project, and our team members are currently contributing their time voluntarily, we are seeking funding and collaboration opportunities to bring our idea to life with the polish and scale that it deserves. 

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