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From: Scott Brackett
Date: Mar 9, 2017 11:19AM


Short of building something in HTML & Javascript, there is a piece of
software called musescore <https://musescore.org/>, which in the beta 2.0
version had a number of accessibility fixes applied for score reading.
Here's a blog article about it: Making MuseScore Accessible
<https://accessiblemusicnotation.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/musescore-2-0-beta-1-released-with-accessible-score-reading-support/>,
but it is dated 2014, so I'm not sure the status now. In either case,
the musescore
forums <https://musescore.org/en/forum> may have some more information on
what's currently best in the market.

Scott Brackett
Programmer for Short-Term Programs
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 12:08 PM, Sarah Ferguson < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> I have an interesting issue and I'm hoping someone has come across this
> before. Our music department administers an entrance exam to incoming
> students. It is currently an image-based PDF (ick) of a few bars of music.
> The student is supposed to read the notes and then compose some
> complementary bars of music. The current document is completely
> inaccessible and I'm trying to figure out a solution for redesigning it. We
> need students to be able to hear a description of the music and also allow
> the students to respond. Does anyone know of software that would help with
> this? Is there composition software that is screen reader friendly or that
> has speech to text functionality?
>
> thanks
>
> --
> Sarah Ferguson
> Web Accessibility Specialist
> > > > >