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Dancing Dots GoodFeel

Are you a blind singer or instrumentalist who needs to have braille scores quickly? Are you an educator or rehabilitation professional serving blind musicians who has no time to learn to be a braille music transcriber? GOODFEEL can help you. GOODFEEL automatically converts several kinds of music files to braille – the same files used to print the score for sighted players. To prepare and transcribe these files with GOODFEEL, you do not need to know how to read braille music; however, you should know how to read print music notation and how to use Windows-based software.

New with GOODFEEL® 3.2

GOODFEEL® 3.2 runs under Windows10 and all previous versions of Windows back to Windows98 on both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms of Windows. However, those who need JAWS to get feedback about the score in speech and braille should know that we do not yet support JAWS 17 under any version of Windows. JAWS 16 under Windows10 and earlier versions of Windows does work fine however. Of course, we do plan to support JAWS 17 soon.

  • The JAWS-based Lime Aloud access method to the Lime notation software included works with JAWS versions 6.2 through version 16. Sighted users do not need JAWS to use SharpEye, Lime or GOODFEEL®.
  • Lime Aloud has improved descriptions for barlines, chord symbols and finger numbers.
  • Lime Aloud has improved support for Spanish and German.
  • Improved MusicXML import especially to properly interpret accidentals from the Dolet for Sibelius plug-in. .
  • N. B. After running the GOODFEEL® installation program, in order to set up proper Windows file associations, the Lime notation software must be run once under a user profile with full administrative privileges.

Features of GOODFEEL®

  • Quickly transcribe to braille from Finale, Sibelius and other popular music notation software used by band, orchestra and choir directors via MusicXML notation interchange format
  • Synchronized scrolling of print and braille notation for current musical measure
  • Ships with Lime 9 which simplifies entering of text annotations and has an improved MusicXML import/export feature.
  • Blind musicians can now read and write musical scores with the Lime notation editor that ships with GOODFEEL® via the improved Lime Aloud JAWS-based access features. Lime Aloud is a Whole New Way for the Blind to Read and Write Music. Note: JAWS 6.2 through 16 required. Support for JAWS 17 coming soon. Anyone authorized for JAWS 17 can install any earlier version of JAWS without additional cost or authorization. Available in English, Spanish (Español) and German (Deutsch). Support for other languages coming soon.
  • Blind musicians can easily create print and equivalent braille transcriptions for collaboration with sighted or blind teachers, colleagues or students.
  • Friendly user interface to permit customization of braille music output