[Menvi-discuss] music technology for VI
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Tue Dec 20 16:40:47 PST 2011
Please consider inclusion of The Lime Lighter music-reading device for low
vision performers in your report on the current alternatives for blind and
visually impaired musicians. See www.DancingDots.com and follow link to the
page on The Lime Lighter.
Glad to hear you checked out Lime Aloud. It comes with an installation
program that saves all required components in their proper folders unlike
the Sibelius Access scripts that do require that you have a fairly solid
working knowledge of where to manually place such components. Lime Aloud
also installs the Lime Aloud Guide and other helpful documentation. Like
most freeware solutions, the Sibelius Access technology is somewhat short on
detailed user documentation.
For your student who chose to use braille, Lime Aloud can still be helpful
as it is a component of the suite of software called GOODFEEL. Here's a
quick reference of GOODFEEL and the products derived from it such as Lime
Aloud. All new users receive a 30-minute orientation session to ensure that
all software components are installed and configured properly and to make
certain that they know how to access all online documentation.
As you may remember, the following products are actually suites of software
that combine mainstream and assistive technology. I include some brief
Accessible Music Software from Dancing Dots
GOODFEELR Standard (SharpEye, Lime, Lime Aloud, GOODFEEL Braille Music
Sighted non-specialists can scan/import/enter print music notation, and
convert to what we call an accessible score for a blind musician to read.
Accessible scores present the music in any combination of the following:
verbal descriptions, musical cues, and braille music notation. I also like
to call accessible scores "braille music with training wheels." Braille
scores in the following formats can be produced: Instrumental, Keyboard,
Vocal, and instrumental full score.
Blind users can type or play music in, add required details such as lyrics,
dynamics, etc., and print the music out in standard staff notation for
sighted teachers, colleagues or students.
GOODFEELR Lite (SharpEye, Lime, Lime Aloud, GOODFEEL Lite Braille Music
Gives you all of the features described above for GOODFEELR Standard except
that customer must limit braille transcriptions to only one of the following
formats by choosing a particular edition of GOODFEEL Lite:
. Instrumental edition (any band or orchestra instrument such as trumpet,
flute, guitar, violin or cello)
. Vocal edition (Any voice part with lyrics)
. Keyboard edition (Piano, organ, and harp too as harp is played with both
N.B.: If you have a license for GOODFEEL Lite and you attempt to transcribe
music for another format than the one for which you have a license, GOODFEEL
reverts to its demo mode. For example, if you have a license for GOODFEEL
Lite Keyboard Edition, and you attempt to transcribe a piece with lyrics,
GOODFEEL will transcribe the first 10 measures and then stop. A title page
will precede the music and display a notice that the music was produced with
the demo version of GOODFEEL. New customers sometimes mistakenly believe
that their software was not properly authorized while it actually was. It's
just that they are trying to transcribe a piece that does not match the
edition of GOODFEEL Lite which they have.
Lime Aloud (SharpEye, Lime, Lime Aloud scripts)
Offers all the same features as GOODFEEL Standard except braille output.
You can think of Lime Aloud as GOODFEEL without the braille.
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