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Welcome to Access4Music.
This website is built with visually impaired people in mind: in fact, here you can find little scripts and utilities that will help in producing music using a daw (Digital audio workstation) and other professional mainstream products.

About us

We are two Italian visually impaired computer science students with a passion for music and we believe that any software should be able to be used by anyone who wishes to do so, even though this might require some extra work in regards to accessing its controls or navigating its interface. That is why we decided to build some tools that try to help to achieve this goal.

Our access solution

Blind and visually impaired people use screen reading software to read the information software provides, but a screen reader alone unfortunately is not enough especially when it comes to vsts, or software which makes use of bitmap/non-standard controls for its interfaces. Therefore we thought of an external access solution that will function as a bridge between the inaccessible software and the screen reader; in fact we developed some scripts that allow you to access those controls a screen reader can't intercept properly by using AutoHotkey, a custom scripting language for Microsoft Windows, initially aimed at providing easy keyboard shortcuts or hotkeys, fast macro-creation and software automation that allows users to automate repetitive tasks in any Windows application. Thanks to its automation ability we could create functions and macros that allow us to move to buttons on the screen and click them.
Another very cool and handy feature AutoHotkey gives us is the fact that the programs we create are screen reader independant; this means that you can use whichever screen reader you have, as long as your daw is supported.
Visit our scripts page to find out more about the scripts we created and how to get them.