I’ve been very busy lately helping with the MuseScore 2.0 release, which is moving along but still not what I’d call “imminent”. So not much activity on the accessibility front I’m afraid.
However, one bit of news to report: the annual Google Summer of Code is now accepting applications for mentoring organizations. At some point, I could imagine establishing the Accessible Music Notation Project itself as a candidate, but knowing what I know about the process, I can safely say we’re nowhere near ready. On the other hand, MuseScore successfully participated last year, and is applying again this year. I have contributed an accessbility proposal that I hope a student chooses if MuseScore is accepted as mentoring organization:
The basic idea if it all works out is that student would be paid by Google to work on this project. Doing everything required to make MuseScore fully accessible is beyond the scope of what one student could get done in one summer, but I do think there couldf be some significant impact. So I hope MuseScore is accepted and that a student selects this proposal to work on!
If anyone else interested in issues of accessibility and music notation would like to apply to become a mentoring organization, you have until February 14 to get your application in. Students interested in getting paid to do this work, applications are accepted starting March 10.
Here is the site for the Google Summer of Code: