AT for the Would-Be Virtuoso Who is Blind or Has Low Vision
Music is a force like no other. It has the power to soothe and relax; invigorate and inspire; comfort and heal. It is a poignant remedy for the soul and an expressive outlet for the heart. As American musician Billy Joel described, music is “an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by - no matter what culture we're from.” Through adapted musical instruments and other assistive technology (AT) devices, you can learn how to read and/or create your own music. This guide highlights several musical AT products and explains how they can help you to read, play, and create music if you are blind. So whether you want to compose the next musical masterpiece or learn how to jam on the keys of a piano, rock out on the strings of a guitar, or bop to the beat of your own drum, read this guide to see how AT devices can help increase your participation in and enjoyment of music.