Both music creation tools and novice coding environments often use highly visual interfaces to aid in writing, editing, and navigation. Such designs fail to include blind users and may be totally inaccessible. This work sets out to develop a novel domain specific language, interface, and curriculum in partnership with students and teachers at the Filomen M. D'Agostino Greenberg (FMDG) School, a community music school that reaches blind and visually impaired musicians of all ages and skill levels. The project will consist of an iterative co-design phase and an implementation/evaluation phase in which a small number of students at the school will use the technology during a music composition course to create original works.
ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing – Association for Computing Machinery
Published: Mar 21, 2021