Quick Suggestions

*If anticipating a blind or visually impaired student in your department, provide JAWS in some manner for inclusion on a department computer. Accommodation Keyboards  allowing tactile feel of braille can be included. Navigation of the net or music associated software can then be done on campus is assignments are required.

*Provide a student helper or some type of network to assist with brailing music as is done at Cal State University Stanislaus,  if a blind or visually impaired student  uses this as part of assignments or performance.

*Use Smart Music to help in part identification and learning, by extracting part  from score so a student can work individually  on his/her own part.  

*MIDI vocal or instrumental parts, emphasize specific  part either with timbre or dynamic contrast, and save. This allows the individual part to be heard in relation to the ensemble whether  vocal or instrumental.  

*Have a chorus member record parts with lyrics and phrasing  into mp3 format so the part can be learned outside of choral organization.

*Be aware of and turn on your PC or MAC Assistive Technology components such as speech reproduction and screen  magnifiers. 

*Challenge The trick now is to optimize the cochlear input system for music. It works well with speech.  Getting the pitch and frequency of music is difficult. "You have to fine tune it." Wireless is also a challenge. One idea is to link the external ear piece with the MP3 player through Bluetooth.