BRAILLE MUSIC EDITION, A SINGLE INTEGRATED AND ACCESSIBLE FORMAT

M. Mares Chorro

Conservatory of Mallorca (SPAIN)
There are approximately 161 million visually impaired people in the world, according to the European Blind Union. For this population, it is hard to edit, access, and read musical score. Braille music language has experienced some steady evolution over the years, due to the many solutions proposed by various copyists and blind musicians worldwide.

The following paper makes a review about the different application for visually impaired users. Even though some tools exist to automatically transcribe musical scores into Braille ones, each of them uses their own format. As a result, there is an urgent need to define a unique format that could be used for representing Braille musical scores, improving score exchange possibilities between blind musicians.



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