The DAISY Consortium invites music publishers and music-setters/engravers to take part in our upcoming online Round Table on Accessible Music Publishing (materials adapted for print-disabled musicians) to help to explore and understand various sector requirements, through presentations and discussions between: mainstream music publishers; braille producers; music braille users; music setters/engravers; and music notation software producers.
We hope this will:
- Open a dialog between those involved in music publishing and accessible format production;
- Discuss sector needs for well-structured MusicXML files for effective and efficient conversion into accessible formats, particularly music braille and modified stave notation;
- Discuss publisher working practices to explore whether their needs and practices would accommodate the creation of structured MusicXML files as part of their music-setting processes;
- Establish a trial with a few publishers to create accessibility-friendly MusicXML scores for print-disabled patrons, ready for conversion into accessible formats.
For full details see the MS Word Invitation, and PDF Invitation. Please register by emailing email@example.com by 13 July to receive joining instructions. If you can’t take part but would like to stay in touch/receive notes from the Round Table, please email the same address.