Radio-Sky Sonification Tools
I have been working with the NASA sponsored Radio
Jove Project in an effort to produce tools to help people with limited
eyesight work with radio astronomy. The preliminary tools produced by
these efforts are available below for users who would like to experiment with
them. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
Below is a link to a document describing the work I have been
doing regarding year one of our Radio Jove accessibility project. After
reading (or at least referring to) the document you will understand the nature
of the three software packages that have been produced.
These programs have had minimal testing and I expect numerous bugs.
Installation issues might be a real problem as the Speech and DirectX engines
are something I have not dealt with in my past
installations. I try to test with the monitor turned off. A little of
this and one certainly appreciates some of the issues facing visually impaired
As these programs use some support files from
Radio-SkyPipe, you must have Radio-SkyPipe installed on the computer before
downloading these new programs. If you do not have Radio-SkyPipe
installed then please visit
You may download the new software at the URLs below:
Document describing software tools. 2006_DDF_Update.pdf
SkyPipe Sonified File Reviewer -
Spectrograph to Wav file Converter -