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Dancing Dots serves blind musicians and their educators through technology and training

Sample Configuration for Blind Users

GOODFEEL with Lime and the Lime Aloud access method is an excellent Combination for ablind user of a PC who uses the JAWS for Windows screen reader, particularly in conjunction with a Braille display.

Scan sheet music, edit the results with the Lime notation editor and transcribe with GOODFEEL.

Use the information below to estimate the cost of a system to produce music braille using GOODFEEL®. Prices are subject to change without notice. Required components are marked with an asterisk. † indicates that any equivalent component should work.

The following components are available from Dancing Dots.

  • * indicates a required component.
  • ! indicates a highly recommended components.
  • = indicates that many equivalent components are available.
Component
Cost
(*) GOODFEEL Standard (includes GOODFEEL, Lime with Lime Aloud accessibility, and SharpEye music OCR software 2) $1,395
or
(*) GOODFEEL Lite (includes GOODFEEL Lite, Lime with Lime Aloud accessibility, and SharpEye music OCR software 2) $895
(=) MIDI Keyboard (piano-style) $129+
(=) Hardware MIDI interface which connects piano-style MIDI keyboard directly to PC. $70+
(!=) JAWS for Windows Standard or Professional Edition: Screen Reader (discounted price) Latest info & pricing on JAWS. .
(=) Canon Scanner $90
(!=) Braille Embosser Range of options from about $2,000 and up.

The following optional components are not absolutely necessary but recommended where appropriate.

Component
Cost
(=) Braille Display and Notetaker (for reviewing output from GOODFEEL)
$3395 to
$6295

The following components are required and must be purchased from third-party vendors.The prices listed below are estimates.

Component
Cost
(*=) Pentium-based PC with sound card
$800
(=)Printer (for print conventional staff notation from Lime)
$100

Installation and training are also available.

The "remote" training option saves you time and money. With your permission, our trainer connects to your PC over the internet so we can share screens and even speech and braille output. No travel expenses and you can schedule blocks of training time at your convenience. We also offer an on-site training option, a technician from Dancing Dots will install and test all system components and, if requested, conduct on-site user training. The rate for onsite installation and training is $125 per hour plus, for customers outside the Philadelphia area, travel and related expenses.

We also offer classroom training in Philadelphia. .

All prices are subject to change without notice.

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