This paper proposes a methodology to assess the accessibility for blind or visually impaired people of music production software known as Digital Audio Workstations. The products chosen for the tests are Cockos REAPER, Avid Pro Tools, and Steinberg Cubase, three of the most popular solutions falling in this category. Both Microsoft Windows and macOS versions were tested, since these two operating systems natively integrate assistive technologies which provide a further layer to be considered. The degree of accessibility was evaluated in relation to the possibility for blind or visually impaired people to invoke key functions and perform basic operations. Finally, a focus group with visually impaired professional music producers was organized in order to assess the proposed evaluation methodology.
Evaluating the Accessibility of Digital Audio Workstations for Blind or Visually Impaired People / G. Pedrini, L.A. Ludovico, G. Presti - In: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications (CHIRA 2020) / [a cura di] L. Constantine, M. Helfert, A. Holzinger, H.P Silva. - [s.l] : SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications, Lda., 2020 Nov. - ISBN 9789897584800. - pp. 225-232 (( Intervento presentato al 4. convegno CHIRA International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications nel 2020.
|Titolo:||Evaluating the Accessibility of Digital Audio Workstations for Blind or Visually Impaired People|
LUDOVICO, LUCA ANDREA (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||accessibility; Blind or Visually Impaired (BVI); Digital Audio Workstations|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore INF/01 - Informatica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||nov-2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.5220/0010167002250232|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|