Native Instruments has introduced its Accessibility Helper Tool, designed to improve accessibility for users with visual impairment. This tool was designed specifically to that runs alongside the MASCHINE software, allowing users to hear the buttons that they are selecting on the MASCHINE MK3 hardware.
With the Accessibility Helper, users can customize the size, colour, and contrast of the software interface to better suit their individual needs.
Team Lead of Music Production in Software Development at Native Instruments Stephen Penny says,
“Accessibility is a broad topic that covers essential usability of our products for all customers as well as diverse, specific needs at many different experience levels—from the beginner to the expert producers,”
“Coming from engineering, a large amount of design and customer research has been completed before I even start my part of the process. What I do look for—as someone who is an ‘accessibility opportunist’— is where we can develop solutions that haven’t been considered.
The Accessibility Helper is available for use in a number of Native Instruments products including the Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboards. Once the tool is installed, users can access it from the software’s preferences menu. From there, they can customize the interface to their liking.
The Accessibility Helper is also available in MASCHINE+ in controller mode.
Learn more about the Accessibility Helper: https://www.native-instruments.com/en/specials/ni-accessibility-helper/
Watch the comprehensive walkthrough of how Accessibility Helper integrates with Maschine MK3 with NI product specialist, Bryan Kullas.