Bill McCann is the founder and president of Dancing Dots, the company that for over 20 years now has been helping blind and low vision musicians read music, write their music down, and to record their music. His company created the world’s first commercial braille music translator software, GOODFEEL(r) and has pioneered in the area of creating what he calls “accessible scores”. Dancing Dots markets the CakeTalking access solution for Cakewalk SONAR, mainstream software for creating professional-sounding, multi-track audio productions. Their latest product, The Lime Lighter, enables low vision performers to read and to write music in an accessible environment.
This entrepreneur, who plays trumpet and “likes to write tunes”, has been interviewed by the BBC, the Associated Press and the Philadelphia Inquirer and published numerous articles about his work. For the bicentenary of the birth of Louis Braille in 2009, Mr. McCann was invited to speak about braille music at UNESCO at a special international conference in Paris dedicated to Braille’s memory.
This weeks hero is sure to empower you! The Fedora Outlier’s Delivering Access Podcast was created to highlight individuals, groups and communities in the ever growing blindness population who are changing life’s and making a difference in the world through their works, passion and their belief in change.
This weeks guest is Bill McCann
Listen as our guest walks us through their life of how they became blind, they’re early years and the tools they used along their journey.
Tools and technology:
Slate and Stylus
Perkins braille writer
Open Reel Machine
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