Musescore NVDA Mixer and note values

• Nov 29, 2021 - 09:14

I am an Sibelius user, but now I have started to use Musescore and I’m very surprised and happy with all the opportunities in musescore

I am working for Statped in Norway with visually impaired pupils and accessibility for them to music. I have some questions:

  1. Is it another way to play single staffs than using the mixer. And the mixer is not so accessible for NVDA users., or is it another way to use it?

  2. Is it possible to change the note value after you have written the note like you can do in Sibelius?

Rådgiver musikk / Advisor music


Unfortunately the Mixer is one of the less-accessible aspects of the MuseScore UI currently. It's possible to eventually tab and cursor your way around to reach the various controls, but I have yet to come up with a clear / consistent way to describe what is going on. It ends up feeling pretty random, and some controls don't read their names, so it is for all practical purposes. not really accessible at all.

Also unfortunately, the one other way one would normally play only a single staff in to generate parts and then go to the tab for the part - but switching part tabs is also not currently possible by keyboard alone, as far as I can tell.

On the positive side, changing note value is simple. When in normal mode, select the note and then select the new duration. In note input mode, use Q and W to halve/double the duration.

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