Controllers for Music GOOD ClickToGo products including musical
USE OF INSTRUMENTS http://www.deeplistening.org/site/adaptiveuse/media
Good Video--computer access playing at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABqABv7MnmM&eurl=http://www.deeplistening.org/site/adaptiveuse/media
*Adaptive Use Musical Instrument http://adamglazier.blogspot.com/2008/03/adaptive-use-instruments-project.html Second source includes video demonstration.
*Drake Music Project http://www.drakemusicproject.org/makepage.asp?page=1 Includes Charlotte White cello video.
*Drake School of
Music, Scotland. http://www.drakemusicscotland.org/
has the ability to participate in making music. Utilizing 21st century music
technology, we work nationally across education, health, and community sectors to
provide opportunities for people of all ages and with a wide range of
disabilities to play, learn, and compose music independently.
Group singing-demonstration of switches. Movie at http://www.switchintime.com/HBCNN.mov
and feedback http://www.drakemusicproject.org/makepage.asp?page=4d-es-feedback
in action http://www.drakemusicproject.org/makepage.asp?page=4des-us-norsid2005
Tutorial for E-scape at
York State Arts Standards Alternate
Assessment Standards for Students with Severe Disabilities http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/arts/artstand/artstand.html
Switch Ensemble. http://switchintime.com/SSE.html
Access to music for Mac computers. Super Switch Ensemble enables groups of
students with mixed abilities to play together in a cooperative setting; each
individual working at his/her own level while contributing to the overall
performance. Can use IntelliKeys keyboard
to communicate if there are problems with regular keyboards. http://store.cambiumlearning.com/ProductPage.aspx?parentId=074003237&functionID=009000008&site=itc
in Time--Jon Adams http://www.shanj.org/News/concert.htm
*My breath my music http://www.mybreathmymusic.com/download.htm
songs and song backgrounds that
can be utilized with a windcontoller.
Home Page UK http://www.soundbeam.co.uk/
From Drake Music Project page Soundbeam
2 is a programmable MIDI instrument that you can play without touching anything,
by moving along a straight line in space. It does this by detecting your
position using reflections of a stream of ultrasonic pulses, then uses this to
select which MIDI note or chord to play from a prepared set. It can also output
other control messages to change the sound.
*hearingimpaired.net Blogs and information about hearing impaired and products for their assistance. http://www.hearingimpaired.net/welcome.html
*Hearing Loss Web--information concerning technology and hearing loss. http://www.hearinglossweb.com/tech/tech.htm
Strong information on cochlear implants, digital hearing aids, and their usage.
and Music--Information about deafness and learning music with reference to many individuals
who have accomplished despite their disability.
Education programs at Michigan State University.
Well developed program with information for both hh/deaf and
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC TO DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING STUDENTS.
Phillip M. Hash University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, September 2003.
Good Research Study http://www.stthomas.edu/rimeonline/vol1/hash1.htm
Research Article on Hearing Impaired. http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=+music+and+hearing+impaired+research&btnG=Search
Hearing Aid algorithms and background for digital hearing aids. Protools, iMac, and
Yamaha AW4416 aid in developing testing
advanced signal processing features to individualize in hearing aids. http://www.yamaha.com/yamahavgn/CDA/ContentDetail/PressReleaseDetail/0,,CNTID%253D20751%2526CTID%253D%2526CNTYP%253DNEWS%2526RLTID%253D,00.html
The Yamaha AW4416 16-Track, 44 Channel Digital Audio Workstation is
utilized for this task. http://www.yamaha.com/yamahavgn/CDA/ContentDetail/ModelSeriesDetail/0,,CNTID%25253D2204%252526CTID%25253D,00.html
*Researchers working to make better music for hearing-impaired people. MIT research concerning music and speech. http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2002/hearing-0313.html
*Kristi Brown LeAnn Denney. Music Use in Elementary and Middle School Classrooms for the Deaf http://www.deafed.net/PublishedDocs/sub/970723b.htm Research Study on usage of music in classrooms for the deaf.
*Sonic Innovations. http://www.sonici.com/ Information on hearing aids and usage.
iSight are video conferencing
solutions with performance and clarity good enough for you to communicate using
sign language over the Internet. A high quality video is produced that is good
enough to clearly see the finger and hand movements of the person with whom your
working to make better music availability for hearing-impaired people. http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2002/hearing-0313.html
Good article on current directions in technology.
Net. Vital page for information, research, current thought.
Managed by high level professionals.
for the Blind and Dyslexic®
Dots-great source of information about technology and music
of GOODFEEL music braille translator software http://www.dancingdots.com/main/goodfeel.htm
From Dancing Dots--Braille Music Instruction and Repertoire
*TACK-TILES: learning system for braille http://www.dancingdots.com/prodesc/tacktile.htm
Technology Products. http://www.opustec.com/products.html
Good location source of information
about Braille Music resources including Braille music transcription programs and
Braille music translator.
School for the Blind Helpful Links. http://www.lavelleschool.org/text/helpful_links.asp
A great source of reference information including American Printing House
AFB Press etc. Good for looking up
materials, information and services.
and Visually Impaired Children--Excellent
pamphlet concerning including music in the schooling of children .
education for the visually impaired. A compendium of articles from Braille Music magazine, with supplementary
School for the Blind. http://www.perkins.org/
Information and resources from a highly respected School for the Blind.
Alpha Iota information page. http://www.sai-national.org/phil/vislres.html
Resources for musicians with special needs. Great source of information.
Information pdfs on ways visually impaired can function in society.
software for Windows. http://www.freedomscientific.com/fs_products/JAWS_HQ.asp
*Braille Keyboards http://hooleon.com/miva/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=KB-0164&Category_Code=KB-B&Product_Count=0
*APH Products-Studio Recorder http://www.aph.org/products/sr_bro.html Studio RecorderTM contains many features that make recording, editing, and proofreading audio books easy. Speed up playback with no pitch distortion. Features: Three levels of phrase detection: Index tone generation and removal; Instant open on large files; Instant cut, copy, paste, and delete; Intercom functionality; Simple user interface; Accessible to blind and visually impaired user; Multiple user marks and notes; External controller support.
Music Reader is widely regarded as one of the most accurate music scanning
programs available today. SharpEye 2 saves your scans of sheet music as MusicXML
files so you can import them into Finale,
Sibelius, MuseBook Score, or any other product that reads MusicXML http://store.recordare.com/sharpeye2.html
for Sibelius. Plugin that allows music to be transported between pieces of software.
*Lime Aloud can
report the current part, voice and staff, current bar and beat, name of current
part and more whenever you ask. http://www.dancingdots.com/prodesc/limealoud.htm
Listen to an MP3
audio presentation of Lime Aloud produced
by Bill McCann of Dancing Dots, June, 2007.
Access to Jsonar script that
allows JAWS to read Sonar as audio speech.
Technology Products-- produce Toccata, A full-featured Braille music translator and
Lite. A braille
music transcription program. Note Bettye Krolick manual-- How to read musical Braille.
College of Music “Case
Studies Making music technology accessible for visually impaired students” An
examination of direction to provide music technology for disability college
students in the United Kingdom. Examines costs, software to acquire and
limitations and outcomes. http://www.bicpa.ac.uk/casestudies/making_music_tech_accessible.html
Music Software information. Includes
most titles with demographic information on all of them . http://ace.acadiau.ca/score/others.htm
Sound Group. Devices and software
for handicapped individuals. Includes
LIME software. http://www.cerlsoundgroup.org/main.html
Information and Download Site http://www.cerlsoundgroup.org/cgi-bin/Lime/Windows.html
Visually Impaired Children have Special Musical Abilities? NIB Research and
Information of Blind and Partially Sighted People. http://www.rnib.org.uk/xpedio/groups/public/documents/visugate/public_musicvi.hcsp#P10_964
Education Network for the Visually Impaired.
A good source of major contributors and leaders in the field. E-mail
addresses and resources are mentioned http://menvi.org/
Generic Resources applicable to all areas of Exceptionality
Education Association Council. Special Education Inclusion. http://www.weac.org/resource/june96/speced.htm
Information on Inclusion of students in the classroom.
Well defined with support resources.
for Disabilities list of organization addresses. California State University Northridge
Good source of organizations dealing with access, adaptive, and assistive
Technology, "a generic term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative
devices and the process used in selecting, locating, and using them." (From
*Apple Accessibility http://www.apple.com/accessibility/ Useful information on accessibility.
Center at Indiana University Bloomington and IUPUI. A Great source of college
services for students at their schools. Included
Vision, Hearing, Learning, Mobility, Hardware, and Software. http://www.indiana.edu/~iuadapts/services/web-accessibility/resources.html
Must read of accessibility on the Mac.
Must read of accessibility on the Mac.
Vision Hearing Physical/Motor Literacy and Learning Language and Communication
*SAM Joystick and trackball
*Adaptive Technology for the Internet: Making Electronic Resources Accessible to All. Barbara T. Mates, Doug Wakefield, and Judith M. Dixon (Paperback - Jan. 2000). Super book on adaptive technology.
*Boston University Office of Disability Services. Good listing of organizations and resources for individuals with exceptionalities. http://www.bu.edu/disability/resources/alternative.html
strikes a chord for disabled students. University project enables physically challenged students to create music using
technology Very important as it has the video demonstrating the Physical Access
Technology Software. http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/top-news/news-by-subject/curriculum/?i=50703;_hbguid=96411d65-0eec-4278-b39d-bdb1bddf9b92
*Enabling for Music--ways of supporting hearing of music via computer and other audio means (see downloaded hearing resource document .pdf)
items lets you command and control the computer using your voice, without
requiring you to train the computer. You can use commands to open and close
programs, navigate the menu bar, switch between programs, control
application-specific items, to enter keyboard shortcuts and speak front window
controls such as check box names, radio button names, list items and buttons.
talking alerts feature gives voice to alert and dialog windows by verbally
identifying the application and reciting the contents of its dialog box. http://www.apple.com/accessibility/physical/
communication system using an eye tracking camera. http://www.eyeresponse.com/Disabilities/
eye-tracking camera and software may be installed on your existing Windows or
Macintosh based computer. With this you have
the ability to control your computer with your eyes.
included with Tiger. For those with vision disabilities a built-in screen reader
that provides keyboard control of the computer, enhanced screen magnification
options, and spoken English descriptions of what’s on the screen. VoiceOver
enables many users with special needs to work collaboratively with other Mac
users and use a Macintosh without assistance http://www.apple.com/accessibility/voiceover/
Accessibility Wizard allows you to customize your computer to your visual,
hearing, and utilize
Magnifier, Narrator, and Onscreen keyboard.
software on your computer Mac and PC
displays a magnified portion of your screen in a separate window. Originally
designed as a helper application to assist the visually impaired - it has become
an ideal tool for Mac graphic design professionals who need pixel perfect
placement and control Download free! http://www.subrosasoft.com/OSXSoftware/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=15:b7299e702910988d2f5aaaffd440558a
access projects. Listing of
accessibility projects with various web browsers including audio, magnification
and video tools. Screen readers for pocket PCs http://www.w3.org/WAI/References/Browsing.html#1