Round Table on Accessible Music Publishing

July 14, 2022

Time: 10.00-12.00 UTC

Location: Online

Round Table

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 InvitationPlease register by emailing 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.