The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #121496 Message #2656231
Posted By: Patrick-Costello
14-Jun-09 - 02:11 PM
Thread Name: Sing Out! vs. the blind
Subject: RE: Sing Out! vs. the blind
Howard, I'm not exactly a technical person. I'm just a folk musician - and because of that I am constantly faced with situations where I have to adapt and improvise in order to accomplish my goals. I came up with an accessible braille format simply because somebody asked me for help (more on that here) and it took me less than an hour. With the resources available to Sing Out! I don't think it is too much to expect for Mark Moss to do something in this situation other than tossing out a format that is infamous for being hard to use.
This could have been a great opportunity for the magazine and the folk community, but Mark and the Sing Out! staff blew it.
It is pretty funny in one respect with the whole discriminatory folkies angle - but it is also kind of sad. It was a good magazine back in the pre-glossy days.