Dancing Dots
Where Music Meets Technology for the blind
Dancing Dots serves blind musicians and their educators through technology and training



  • If you or your student needs magnification to see standard print music notation, The lime lighter from dancing Dots may be what you've been looking for.

    The Lime Lighter Music-reading Device for People with Low Vision

    Lime Lighter magnifies print music for low vision musicians.

  • Do you serve students who need to receive braille music materials much more quickly than they do now? Do you want to keep production on the local level for a predictable turn-around time? Are you yourself a blind musician who wants to produce braille editions of the same computer music files used to create printed versions of scores?

    Resource: The GOODFEEL® Braille Music Translator & GOODFEEL® Lite from Dancing Dots GOODFEEL from Dancing Dots

    Lime Aid by David Simpson: short course on how to read and write scores in print and in braille using the Lime notation editor that ships with the GOODFEEL® and Lime Aloud suites of software.
  • Do you serve students who need to learn to read music braille in order to participate in general music classes, school ensembles or any educational situation where sighted peers are reading conventional print music?

    Resource: Who's Afraid of Braille Music By Richard Taesch and William McCann

    A Short Introduction and Resource Handbook for Parents, Teachers and Students Who's Afraid of Braille Music?

    An Introduction to Music for the Blind Student, Part I & Part II By Richard Taesch


    An Introduction to the Piano for the Blind Student By Richard Taesch


  • TACK-TILES® for Music http://www.dancingdots.com/prodesc/tacktile.htm
  • Do you or your blind students need to express musical ideas in print (e.g. music theory assignments, original compositions or arrangements)?

    Resource: GOODFEEL with Lime Aloud Lime Aloud for reading and writing print music.

    Lime Aid by David Simpson: short course on how to read and write scores in print and in braille using the Lime notation editor that ships with the GOODFEEL® and Lime Aloud suites of software.

  • Do you or your visually impaired students need to independently produce high quality sound recordings for radio or TV productions, theatrical works or creative self-expression?

    Resource: Cakewalk SONAR with CakeTalking scripts & tutorial from Dancing Dots Accessible Audio Production with CakeTalking.

  • Do you or your student need training in the use of technology from Dancing Dots or in braille music reading? Dancing Dots has contracted with school districts, rehabilitation agencies and individuals all over the world to provide remote training in our accessible music technology and to teach braille music reading. Scheduling is flexible to meet the student's school periods or free time after school.

    Resource: Training seminars and one-on-one training options from Dancing Dots See our events page or call 610-783-6692.

  • Are you looking for a complete workstation that will run all of the software above without any hardware or software conflicts?

    Resource: Dancing Dots Accessible Audio and Notation Workstation

  • Are you in need of any of the related assistive technology or music hardware and software which Dancing Dots carries such as Digital Audio Workstations, braille embossers, displays, note-takers, JAWS screen reader, MIDI interfaces and high-end soundcards?

    Resource: Products and Services from Dancing Dots

  • Would you like to correspond with people all over the world who use products from Dancing Dots?

    Resource: Subscribe to a Dancing Dots online listserv.

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