ACMUS: Comparative Assessment of a Musical Multimedia Tool

  • Mikel Ostiz-BlancoEmail author
  • Alfredo Pina Calafi
  • Miriam Lizaso Azcárate
  • Sergi Grau Carrión
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10056)


In this paper it is described the assessment of the ACMUS (Accessible Music), a multimedia tool that merges sound and colours in order to make music and its benefits more accessible. The aim of the assessment is to clarify the optimal educational field for this tool, either primary education, secondary education or special education through experiences in real context and its evaluation by teachers and students. Based on these data, the conclusion is that special education is the best field for this tool, which provides some useful applications in this context. Besides, the assessment also gives many useful suggestions to improve ACMUS.


Primary School Special Education Musical Instrument Mental Disability General Score 
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This investigation is possible thanks to the scholarship of Foundation La Caixa as well as the support of the European project, Gaviota (JIU-ALA/19.09.01/10/21526/245-654/ALPHA 111 (2010)149, We also thank all the schools and associations who have participated in the investigation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikel Ostiz-Blanco
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Alfredo Pina Calafi
    • 3
  • Miriam Lizaso Azcárate
    • 3
  • Sergi Grau Carrión
    • 4
  1. 1.Mind-Brain Group, Institute for Culture and SocietyUniversity of NavarraPamplonaSpain
  2. 2.Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and LanguageDonostiaSpain
  3. 3.Computer and Math Engineering DepartmentPublic University of NavarraPamplonaSpain
  4. 4.Data and Signal Processing Research GroupU Science Tech, University of Vic – Central University of CataloniaVicSpain

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