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    Kathleen
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    Hi Larry,
    I’ve been asked to transcribe a basic music theory text but I’m not sure how feasible it is. The lessons are based around the basics of print music – treble clefs and how to draw them, where the notes are on the staff, etc. Is there precedent for doing these sort of transcriptions and how would it be best to do it? I’ll attach a small portion of the pdf so you can see what I’m talking about. There’s a good deal of the text that could be easily transcribed, but I’m not sure how to approach the majority of the graphic representation. (I don’t do tactiles…)
    Thanks for your help!
    Kathleen

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    LarrySmith
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    Kathleen,

    I think there are three possibilities, in my order of preference:

    1. Transcribe all text, omitting (with TNs simply saying “Picture omitted”) the graphics, so that the reader knows where they are. Experience leads me to believe that print music does not translate well in tactiles.

    2. Omit the graphics and the related text, assuming that the text descriptions are not useful without the pictures.

    3. Decline the assignment.

    It’s your choice.

    Cheers, Larry.

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