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Low Vision Lime: Solution For Low Vision Musicians to Perform, Edit, and Print Music Notation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: H133S060015
Agency Tracking Number: H133S060015
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: 84.133S-1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1754 Quarry Lane, P. O. Box 927, Valley Forge, PA, 19482
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William McCann
 (610) 783-6692
 info@dancingdots.com
Business Contact
 William McCann
Phone: (610) 783-6692
Email: info@dancingdots.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The project explores the feasibility of enhancing the well-established Lime notation software with features to benefit musicians with low vision. Enhancements include the presentation of musical measures for the low vision reader. Adding functionality by offering user-definable settings in adjusting magnification of staff notation, colors, and screen contrast, building on Windows accessibility features and third-party magnification utilities where necessary; options to view results on a large flat-panel monitor mounted on a conventional music stand; and foot switching controls. The result is stand-alone software that allows the scanning/importing of scores, reformatting of layouts to permit musicians with low vision to read and perform the score, and accessible options for editing and printing with appropriate magnification and scrolling.

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