This site focuses on the technological tools and operational techniques used by professional audio engineers with disabilities. The particular focus is on engineers who have a visual impairment or complete blindness.
In the course a typical recording session, an engineer must perform countless tasks, such as adjusting a microphone, changing a gain setting on a mic preamp, riding the level of a fader, or editing a selection of audio. At the same time, they must access innumerous sources of information, such as meters, fader levels, and audio waveform displays.
Audio engineers with visual impairments have utilized various assistive technologies, adapted existing technologies, and developed workflow techniques that enable them to perform their duties efficiently. This site explores these tools and techniques, as well as some of the research behind them.
In addition, the current and historical accessibility of Pro Tools (the industry standard digital audio workstation) is examined in detail.
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