Avid Making Pro Tools More Accessible To Visually Impaired Users

05-11-2014 05:00 PM

In the past we have discussed how visually impaired users can use Pro Tools with varying degrees of success. Slau Halatyn is an audio engineer and producer at BeSharp in New York City and has worked with multiple Grammy-winning artists in the world of rock, jazz, musical theater and classical music.

Having been diagnosed with a retinal condition that impaired his vision, and as it progressively deteriorated, he tried various solutions to help him keep working, including in the early days, inLARGE, a screen magnification program for the Macintosh and outSPOKEN speech synthesizer to access it without having to look at the screen.
Little did I know that 20 years later, I’d be so closely involved with Pro Tools and its accessibility for blind audio engineers and musicians.
Read on the Avid blogs how he has worked with Avid to improve the way Pro Tools can supported visually impaired users work with Pro Tools.