Oct 15 2020
Accessible Instruments Challenge Showcase
Over the past few months, our eight challenge teams have been working hard to address the accessibility challenges of people who want to play or produce music, but find it physically challenging to do so. Their aim was to build on existing work and take further steps forward in making adaptive musical instruments more affordable, making music education in schools more inclusive and uncovering new solutions that haven’t been tried before.
The Accessible Instruments Challenge has been an exciting collaborative virtual project which brought together expertise in digital innovation and design technology, musical instrument making and lived experience of disability. The culmination of the project saw Creative United and Plexal host an online showcase event where the challenge teams and other contributors came together to share their ideas, solutions and responses to our challenges.
It was a wonderful couple of hours, with a fantastic exchange of ideas, solutions and conversation. You can watch the full event here and hear more from each team as well as some super interesting Q & As!
Below you’ll see the 3-minute video presentations from each team where they explain their challenge and what how they’ve worked to produce solutions. Enjoy!