Music technology for the blind
Published: Wed May 26, 2004
The most popular music composing software used with JAWS is Cakewalk as with the additional program Caketalk, it is accessible. Sound Forge, the sound editing tool is also accessible with JAWS. It is important to check that the versions of Sound Forge and Cakewalk that you are using are the ones supported by your version of JAWS. You can do this by checking with your JAWS supplier. There are some training tapes for screen reader users available on Sound Editing. These are available from Computer Room Services. Freedom Scientific, the makers of JAWS have a training tape available on Sound Forge that is available from Sight and Sound Technology.
If you would like more information about music and music technology you can contact Emma Beamont, RNIB Music Information Officer on Tel: 020 7388 1266. musicians in focus
are also a great source of help and support. If you are interested in taking a course in Music Technology, the royal national college for the blind in hereford
run the BTEC National in Music Technology