Re: Softwares to compose music for the blind

John Isige

OK, where's the updated stuff then?

On 9/14/2018 11:46, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
The stuff for writing notiatin is I think a bit old as they did update the key sig stuff and a lot more to work wiht nvda.

Take care

On 13 Sep 2018, at 17:52, John Isige wrote:

I missed the beginning of this, but if you're looking for stuff that does notation, MuseScore can at least read it, rather you can read it with it, and some work was done on making adding notation accessible, but I haven't messed with any of it. Here's the main MuseScore page.

Here's the accessibility stuff for writing notation.

On 9/13/2018 18:49, Jackie wrote:
Well, there's always ABC, about which you can find out more here:

On 9/13/18, Arno Schuh <arno.schuh@...> wrote:

Dancing Dots has afaIk. OCR for scores, too:
I suppose the software to scan scores also is able to scan PDF.

Yours sincerely


Am Donnerstag, 13. September 2018 15:33 schrieb Giles Turnbull

I have a sort-of similar question. I used to play piano in my sighted
days but mever memorised any of the music, prefering to read the
score as I played. Now I can't read a score I can't remember much of
those pieces.

I have PDF scores of a lot of piano music and wonder if there is any
way that something like Muse Score could open a PDF and I could
somehow figure out what notes are where? I'm thinking of chords with
three or more notes across both hands, my ear being unable to figure
them out by listening to a recording.

I'd love a means of converting a PDF or a midi file into a text from
which I can determine the notes ... the durations are less important
for me since I can remember how the pieces sound.

It's funny, I just asked a sighted friend for help with three notes
in Chopin's first ballade which I was struggling to remember just
this morning!

Thanks for any ideas (and no, I never learned to read Braille music)


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