Lime Aloud is a voice output music composition program and optical music notation reader program for use by people who are blind or have low vision. Working with JAWS for Windows (see separate entry), Lime Aloud allows the user to navigate through a musical score using standard cursor keys, and it enables a computer to play each note or chord and verbally describe related annotations such as accents, staccato marks, lyrics and ties. Lime Aloud includes the Lime notation editor and the SharpEye Music Reader for music optical character recognition (OCR). The user can create and print editions of his or her own musical ideas or use Lime Aloud to study pieces from others. New material can be created using the Lime editor, imported from NIFF files made with SharpEye or via Lime's MusicXML import function. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers equipped with Windows. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 500 megaHertz (MHz) processor; minimum 128 megabytes (MB) random access memory (RAM); Windows 98 or later (32-bit and 64-bit versions) with JAWS for Windows Standard or Professional, version 6.x or later; 6 MB of hard drive space; MIDI playback device; an electronic musical keyboard with general MIDI sounds attached directly via USB or to a MIDI interface is recommended.