Accessibility issues questions on playback speed, voice mute and translation
Hello! I am teaching piano and composition to a blind person.
After I've known the recent accessibility features I would like to introduce MuseScore to my student.
Fist, I am trying it by myself with NVDA in order to get acquainted with the speech interface and in order to have a set of instructions I can give to solve preliminary issues during the lesson.
Maybe it's not the correct approach, but I have got a list of issues I can't solve by myself:
1) Playback speed: is there a way to assign a shortcut to increase and decrease the percentage speed of the playback?
2) I understand that this could be done by changing the Tempo at the beginning. If the score contains only textual Tempo like "Adagio", all of them should be changed to q = 60 for example. I think it would be useful being able to slow down the playback without always going back and finding the Tempo mark.
3) Voice mute: if I want to listen only to one staff in a single-staff instrument I need to go to the mixer and solo the staff. In piano I need to solo the voice of the staff. Again, is there a simpler way around it? A key shortcut? A midi-mapping feature? [I usually work with Sibelius and Dorico and I am accoustomed that if the staff is selected only that staff will playback]
4) Translation issues: I am using the Italian language version. Some things I have noticed are:
- Note names read in English letter format;
- Note values smaller than 1/16 are not read by their names like "semiquaver" but "one bar sixteen";
- "Sharps" sometimes read as "hashtag"
Sorry for the long list, and hope somebody can help me out. I really appreciate the effort MuseScore is making with accessibility.