Making the I-Maestro Music Learning Framework Accessible

  • Neil McKenzie
  • Benjie Marwick-Johnstone
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5105)


In a climate where we are increasingly looking to technology to support our learning processes, it important to make sure that technological advancement isn’t chosen over maximum inclusion. The two have to go hand in hand. This paper presents the I-Maestro project and demonstrates how it attempts to bridge the gap between music pedagogy and technology while keeping the learning experiences accessible for the visually impaired.


Muisc eLearning Pedagogy Braille Accessibility 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Neil McKenzie
    • 1
  • Benjie Marwick-Johnstone
    • 1
  1. 1.Dedicon AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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