[nobe-l] Fwd: questions about music notation
caitryl at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 20:37:35 UTC 2018
I am forwarding to the list an email I just received from a Ms. Loew, working for the Educational Testing Service, regarding how blind and visually impaired music teachers access musical notations.
I am unable to answer Ms. Loew’s question, but if any of you has information for her, I would encourage you to send her an email directly, as she is not subscribe to this mailing list.
President, National Organization of Blind Educators, a division of the National Federation of the Blind
Begin forwarded message:
> From: "Loew, Ruth C" <rloew at ETS.ORG>
> Date: April 5, 2018 at 3:36:25 PM EDT
> To: "caitryl at gmail.com" <caitryl at gmail.com>, "kaybaycar at gmail.com" <kaybaycar at gmail.com>
> Subject: questions about music notation
> Hello – My colleague, Dr. Cary Supalo, suggested that I contact both the NFB’s Performing Arts and Educators’ Divisions. I’m with Educational Testing Service, and some questions have come up about how blind musicians, and particularly blind music teachers, who are not proficient in music braille access musical notation. Are verbal descriptions of musical notation, as in alt-text, usable as a way of “reading” music? Are there any standards for creating such descriptions?
> This is just a rough intro to what I’m seeking. If you wish to pass this inquiry along to others who may have information, please feel free to do so. Thank you.
> Ruth C. Loew, Ph.D.
> Assistant Director
> Office of Disability Policy, ETS
> Fax 609-683-2220
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