DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM   

Go Back   DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM > General Discussion

General Discussion General discussion forum for all drum related topics. Use this forum to exchange ideas and information with your fellow drummers.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-20-2014, 04:15 PM
Scott K Fish's Avatar
Scott K Fish Scott K Fish is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Maine, USA
Posts: 684
Default Technology Helps Aspiring Visually Impaired Musicians

New program aids visually impaired drummer
Hannah Sparling, hsparling@newarkadvocate.com



NEWARK Before, 13-year-old Josh Shady had to tote around binders full of large-print music.

If a song fit on one page for his classmates, Josh, who is visually impaired, would need about eight. He'd scramble to turn pages midsong, falling behind the music and his bandmates.

Now, Josh can scroll through the music with no pages at all, using a foot pedal, a touch-screen computer and specialized software called Lime Lighter for visually impaired musicians.

The program is on loan to Newark City Schools until Dec. 18, and then Josh's family plans to buy it for him to use permanently.

Josh was born premature with low vision and cerebral palsy, a muscle-weakening disease. He has trouble seeing, but he also has trouble tracking with his eyes....

The Lime Lighter is nice because Josh just has to look at one spot, and the large-print music scrolls into place for him....

Josh is in the seventh grade at Liberty. Eventually, he wants to play in the Newark High School and Ohio State University marching bands, he said.

Full story

Scott K Fish: Life Beyond the Cymbals
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT +2. The time now is 08:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Bernhard Castiglioni's DRUMMERWORLD.com