On December the 18th, the DePIC team will be running a Participatory Design Workshop with visually impaired musicians and audio production specilists. The workshop will be held at Queen Mary University of London and aims to explore design ideas for accessible tools that would assist visually imapired users when collaborating with sighted colleagues in tasks requiring the use of a Digital Audio Workstations, e.g. composing, recording, adding effects, etc.
During the workshop, we plan to discuss what problems people have encountered in using existing tools and when collaborating with others. We will also examine some bits of technology that enable users to interact with a computer using other senses than sight (e.g. audio and haptics), and together, we will start thinking about ways to use this technology for accessible music production tasks.