[dd-announcement] Presentation in Philadelphia, Wednesday Afternoon, November 11

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  • Date: Sat, 07 Nov 2015 12:24:12 -0500

We apologize for the late notice on this presentation but hope that some of
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Braille Devices for the New Millennium

November 11, 2015

1:00 to 3:30 PM

Associated Services for the Blind

919 Walnut St.

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Admission is free and open to the public but please register in advance. To
reserve your place and for more information, contact:

Cedric Bryant

215-627-0600 Ext. 3295


How do blind and low vision people read and write music notation? Can I
read magnified music notation while I play my instrument? How can I learn
to read braille music? Isn't it just too hard? How can blind and low vision
people participate in music groups with sighted musicians?

How can I turn my PC into a multi-track recording studio? Can I make
records that sound good enough for the radio?

What's new with braille devices for personal and professional use? Can I
make a braille label for someone even though I don't know braille myself? Is
there an embosser/electronic braille writer quiet enough to run in the
classroom or at the office? What is the state-of-the-art in braille
note-takers and displays?

To learn the answers to these and related questions, you are invited to
attend a presentation given by Bill McCann, founder and president of Dancing
DotsR. This special presentation is sponsored by Associated Services for
the Blind.

. You will get an overview of how to use technology for
scanning/importing, editing and transcribing printed music into accessible
formats for blind and low vision performers. Access methods include braille
music, magnified standard print music, and musical and verbal descriptions
of notes and chords.

. McCann will demonstrate how he can notate his own musical ideas,
proof and revise them, and finally print them out for sighted people to
perform his composition.

. You will witness a demonstration of The Lime Lighter
music-reading device and hear ideas on ways to use this new device to
improve how low vision people practice and perform music.

. You will hear samples of audio productions created by blind
people who used the CakeTalking scripts from Dancing Dots to independently
operate the SONAR digital audio workstation software from Cakewalk.

. Witness demonstrations of:

HIMS Braille Sense U2: braille notetaker with built-in apps for reading
audio and braille books, connecting on social media, and personal organizer

HIMS Braille EDGE: 40-cell braille display with simple note-taking functions
and book reader feature.

Cosmo from EBrailler is a combination personal embosser and electronic
brailler quiet enough to run in the office or classroom.

6dot Braille Label Maker from LoganTech allows both blind people who know
braille and anyone who does not know braille to create dymo braille labels
quickly and easily. It is an excellent organizing tool for braille readers
and those who teach and support them.

. See the "Presentations" link at www.DancingDots.com for
audio/visual presentations.

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