ProGUIDE Project Results

Hello to all of you who are reading this web page!

The ProGUIDE Project has closed its books and summed up all its activities and results in the final report. We would like to thank everyone who has participated in our activities and who has been working with us during the project scripting, training, marketing, providing feedback etc.
It has been a pleasure to meet and cooperate with all of you. We are very proud and happy about our results described below. We see that ProGUIDE has had and will have a very positive impact on the target groups, which we intended to serve. So don’t hesitate to contact us if some of our results interest you or if you would like to start a new cooperation.

We have now several hundred users of the solutions developed by the ProGUIDE team in nine different countries, as the result of the project. The partnership will continuously work on spreading the information about the project results and increasing the number of active users. The solutions developed by the ProGUIDE are:
- scripts for Sadie 5 and 6
used with Jaws and Papenmeier’s Braillex EL displays;
(*Sadie is one of the world’s leading audio recording and editing systems)
- scripts for the suites of Sound Forge 9&10 programmes used with Jaws;
- score reading solutions for low-vision musicians as well as
- managing and editing scripts for synthesizers used with Yamaha Motif XS. Apart from the tangible results the ProGuide partners have done an enormous job to influence the situation for the visually impaired on the labour market in a positive way.

Here are some examples of the users who are using project solutions. These are sound engineers and musicians who are currently working at the Swedish Radio, Royal National Institute for the Blind, Radio France, Svefi Academy in Haparanda, Sweden, Studio Crescendo in Genk, Belgium, Keskuspuisto / Arla Unit, Finland, National Association of the Visually Impaired in Sweden, different audio magazines and audio books producers in Sweden, Finland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Norway and USA, as well as large number of individual visually impaired sound engineers and musicians in different countries.

We also would like to take the opportunity to thank the Program Office and its staff for excellent support. You have helped and instructed us in a very good and informative way. It has helped us significantly in our role as coordinator.

Stig Hedlund, Alexei Usov, Svefi Academy.