PLAY2 is an extension of PLAY (under DGXIII - Telematics Applications Programme), which was completed in 1999.
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 SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
20052 Monza (Milano)
EC1V 0HB London