Initial Key Signatures And Clefs

Version 01.07.00
Added 07 May 2014 (last updated 10 Dec 2016)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5, Sibelius 8.x and Sibelius 18.x

This is one of a group of plugins designed to provide sight-impaired users with access to Sibelius score objects.

This plugin provides a list of the initial key signature and clef in each staff of the score; this is for use by the screen reader; the plugin provides no navigation ability.

The first line of text in the dialog states whether the score is transposing or concert pitch (important for the interpretation of the key signature, which is the current written key signature), and there is a line of text explaining whether or not all the staves have the same key signature, so the user need not look at every staff to see if there are any differences.

There is a Trace button which will write the contents of the list to the Plugin Trace Window, for later reference. Unfortunately, the NVDA screen reader does not read the Plugin Trace Window, but the contents can be copied and pasted into another application, such as WordPad, that can be read by NVDA.

This plugin will be installed by default into the Other pane of the Home tab Plug-ins menu on the Ribbon.

Updated 10 December 2016 to include the part name of the score, so you can easily find the score file name, the transposing state of the score, and whether it is a part or the full score, in addition to the key and clef information.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.