Accessible Music: Meeting the Needs of the Print Impaired
The traditional approach taken to the provision of music for the print impaired by major organizations has been largely concerned with Braille Music. However, reading Braille Music is a specialized skill and not all visually impaired people can learn this skill. There are some technologies available which allow the print-impaired to service themselves but there remains a lot of work to be done in the area of accessible music. Strong similarities are emerging between the needs of both consumers and producers, and recent technological advances allow for greater convergence, particularly within emerging multimedia environments.