Kickstarter Campaign to Produce Braille Scores from MuseScore

The MuseScore folks are proposing a very interesting project to convert scores created in their notation program into Braille.  They are currently using Kickstarter to try to fund this work.  I have been involved with MuseScore for some time now, and I have every confidence that they will be able to achieve what they are setting out to do here.  It’s an extremely exciting possibility to consider.  MuseScore is the leading free and open source notation program, and there are thousands upon thousands of scores produced with it that could be made available in Braille format.

The initial stage of the proposal involves producing a professionally produced and freely available standard print edition and recording of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier using MuseScore.  That much has already been funded.  The next stage will be to produce a Braille edition of that work, and then the next stage will be to develop, test, and release a tool to convert other MuseScore files to Braille, using open source

Here is a link to the MuseScore blog post announcing the campaign:

http://blog.musescore.com/post/62818273654/braille-music

And here is a link to the Kickstarter campaign itself:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/293573191/open-well-tempered-clavier-bah-to-bach

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