Music

Sally-Anne Zimmermann is the subject lead for Music.

Sally_ZimmermannSally-Anne Zimmermann is the Music Adviser at the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) where she has worked since 1994. Previously, she was a class teacher in mainstream and special schools in Battersea, Bermondsey and Brixton. In her MA in Music Education, she focused on the educational uses of steel pans and, in her Special Needs Diploma at Birmingham University, she investigated an alternative notation system to Braille music. With Professor Graham Welch and Adam Ockelford, she also wrote the PROMISE report published in 2001, which examined the provision of music in special schools in England. This led to her participation in the development of the Sounds of Intent musical assessment scheme. Sally also works for English and Welsh examination boards and is on the editorial board of the British Journal of Music Education. Sally is involved in a broad range of music-making in her spare time.

The UKAAF minimum standards documents are free to download in doc, docx PDF formats and are listed below. To obtain an electronic version, simply select the UKAAF document you wish to access and you will then be taken to the UKAAF download page where you can download it.

Hardcopy versions of UKAAF’s documents in print, large print, synthetic audio and braille are available to purchase (14 day delivery). UKAAF members benefit from being able to purchase these at a reduced rate. To enquire about purchasing accessible format versions please contact admin@ukaaf.org.

Music

G009 Modified Stave Notation

G009 UKAAF Modified Stave Notation meeting individual needs for large print music PDF
G009 UKAAF Modified Stave Notation meeting individual needs for large print music DOCX
G009 UKAAF Modified Stave Notation meeting individual needs for large print music DOC

B016 Modified Stave Notation (second edition)
May 2017

B016 UKAAF Modified Stave Notation May 2017 DOCX

B017 Braille Music and Unified English Braille

This guidance summarises and clarifies the impact of the implementation of Unified English braille on music braille transcription

B017 Braille Music and Unified English Braille, PDF
B017 Braille Music and Unified English Braille, DOCX File
B017 Braille Music and Unified English Braille, embossable braille 38C x 27L

Accessible Stave Notation

The UKAAF Music Subject Area would like to share their work on
Accessible stave notation. This is a summary of current electronic solutions.

The Music Subject Area of UKAAF has produced an equipment suggestion document to answer the following questions:

1. How can blind or sighted people create a score in braille?

2. Can I translate braille music into stave notation?

3. How can I translate stave notation into braille music?

4. How can a blind person create a score using stave notation?

5. What sequencers, audio editors and Digital Audio Workstations are accessible?

6. Can a blind person read braille music using a braille display?

7. Within an education setting, how can blind and partially sighted pupils take full advantage of curriculum requirements?

8. How can I create large print scores (modified stave notation)?

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Readers are invited to send further suggestions for links and more questions to mas@rnib.org.uk

The music group have released a worldwide listing of organisations producing and loaning Braille music.

A worldwide listing of organisations producing and loaning Braille music