Braille Music on the Canute: Face-To-Face Event, Saturday 13 April 2024 from 12:00 midday

Calling all Braille music lovers:

Bristol Braille Technology are now opening up the Braille invention centre in Bristol, so that we can gather interested people to try out the Canute Console, and participate in its development.

On Saturday, 13th April, we are holding a Music gathering, where we will be displaying Braille music scores on the nine line by 40 character display on the Canute Console.

This means you will be able to have more than one line of music and the lyrics all on one page, without having to scroll from line to line to gain the whole picture. We will be meeting at: The Braille invention centre: G11, 37 Philip St, Bristol, BS3 4EA, UK, from mid day until 3pm.

Ed Rogers and Steph Sergeant from Bristol Braille and Stuart Lawler from Sight and Soundwill be hosting the meeting.

“We are looking for people who are interested in building something exciting with us.” Even if you cannot attend on the day, email what you would like to see developed.

We will do live prototyping of any ideas that have arisen.

James Bowden, RNIB’s Braille Technical Officer, will be bringing a variety of braille music scores to display on the Canute. He will also demonstrate using MuseScore and SMB (etc).

Jay Pocknell, one of RNIB’s music officers is coming to talk about access to music etc. He runs ‘Sound Without Sight’

Roger Firman cannot come unfortunately, so he is sending a recording of his experience of several years of using a Canute with Braille music.

Another exciting development is that we are in touch with MuseScore to discover how well, their new version of MuseScore will work with the Canute Console. In a future event we will be inviting Peter Jonas to explain MuseScore, including six-key input.

Please get in touch To let us know you are interested:. Email [email protected] (mobile 07793 906 745)

Please let us know the time your train will be arriving at Bristol Temple Medes, and we can co-ordinate taxis. You may bring a sighted guide if that would help.

Bristol Braille will be able to cover standard class travel expenses.