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SW for: storage of various music input, conversion of different Braille syntax into sound, graphic, Braille output and telematics access

Objective

PLAY2 is an extension of PLAY (under DGXIII - Telematics Applications Programme), which was completed in 1999.
PLAY developed:
the PLAYcode, to manage and file Braille music in compliance with Braille rules and syntax, as stated in the International Manual by the World Blind Union;
the Braille Music Editor (BME), to write and convert music in PLAY code;
to convert from and to codes such as Enigma (Finale), MIDI, NIFF;
and an OCR prototype for raised Braille.
PLAY2 aims at:
starting some web sites with electronic library and search system;
acquiring new Braille Music Code pieces, by translating Braille texts and transcribing 20th century ones (little is available in Braille), in compliance with copyright rules;
advertising the project and providing blind musicians with a free new BME editor for the entire project duration;
activating and managing the service and regularly informing all people involved about the project progress;
Braille Music Code advertising and dissemination activities;
and monitoring any sites and initiatives using PLAY2.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
PLAY2 was generated from the needs of the users showing a great interest in PLAY. PLAY2 will enable them to organise their own virtual libraries, so as to receive more and more texts, to collaborate and exchange scores with sighted musicians. The whole PLAY2 activity will enable the institutes and libraries participating in the project to collect more and more material. These institutions will continue to collaborate in the initiative, even after the project completion.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ARCA PROGETTI SRL
Address
Via Segai 8 - Fr. Stallavena
37023 Grezzana
Italy

Participants (8)

ACAPO - ASSOCIACAO DE CEGOS E AMBLIOPES DE PORTUGAL
Portugal
Address
Rua De S. Jose 86-1
1150-324 Lisboa
BIBLIOTECA ITALIANA CIECHI "REGINA MARGHERITA" ONLUS
Italy
Address
Via G. Ferrari 5/A
20052 Monza (Milano)
CITY UNIVERSITY LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Northampton Square
EC1V 0HB London
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
MTA KFKI RESZECSKE- ES MAGFIZIKAI KUTATOINTEZET
Hungary
Address
Konkoly Thege Miklos Utca 29-33
1121 Budapest
ORGANIZACION NACIONAL DE CIEGOS ESPANOLES
Spain
Address
Calle Del Prado 24
28014 Madrid
UNIONE ITALIANA DEI CIECHI
Italy
Address
Via Borgognona 38
00187 Roma
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER
France
Address
118, Route De Narbonne
31062 Toulouse