by Peter Jonas and Marc Sabatella
At: FOSDEM 2020 https://video.fosdem.org/2020/H.2213/accessibility_in_musescore.webm
Screen readers know how to deal with buttons, menus and text, but they have no idea what a treble clef is! As a music notation program, many parts of MuseScore's interface are custom widgets that do not have a counterpart in traditional UI design. This poses additional challenges when it comes to implementing accessibility. We share the thinking behind our design decisions in MuseScore, and how these may be applied to other programs.
Keyboard navigation is a key aspect of accessibility, not only for people who are blind, but also for people who are motor-impaired, or ordinary users who find it quicker to use the keyboard than the mouse. There is more to keyboard navigation than shortcuts and getting around with the Tab key! We talk about how we have introduced groupings and hierarchy into MuseScore’s design to improve the experience for keyboard users.
Our accessibility work is undertaken in partnership with ❮a href="https://www.ukaaf.org/"❯UKAAF❮/a❯ and ❮a href="https://www.rnib.org.uk/"❯RNIB❮/a❯, two leading accessibility organisations based in the UK.
Room: H.2213 Scheduled start: 2020-02-02 11:00:00