Accessible musical instruments remove barriers to music making for disabled musicians, allowing creative expression and choice in music making.
There is a real need for a broader variety of accessible instruments, at Drake Music we bridge the gap between musicians and makers, technologists, coders and developers to pioneer new accessible music technology.
Non-disabled people can make music in many ways and at many different levels. Drake Music’s vision is a world where disabled people have the same range of opportunities and a culture of integrated music-making, where disabled and non-disabled musicians work together as equals.
At another session, I was fascinated by a program, Stage Genie, which uses some kind of tracking movement to create music. It was demonstrated by Dan Mailman.
With all the videos which were shown, I was also happy to go to a session on fast editing of transcripts with fast text based auto editing. I was wondering how accessible would videos be for people with hearing impairments.
There was much more to learn and try out at the fest and good to see the diversity and accessibility tackled using media and technology. However, no subtitles or transcript in the video below.