If you perform music, for instance, playing guitar or keys with your hands, your unable to read braille lyrics in realtime to assist.
I've always struggled with remembering lyrics while performing, it's not that it can't be done, but I'm currently more focused as a studio artist, taking my written lyrics into the vocal booth, reading them as I track, getting the write take and being done with the song as it is the last step in my recording workflow. I am planning on starting to play local bars in 2021, or, whenever Covid-19 is done having it's way with the world. As I perform with a guitar, I needed a foot controled petal, that would feed the lyrics into a headphone through a screen reader, line by line, when I am ready for the next lyric.
In comes the: iKKEGOL PC USB Triple Foot Switch
This device has three plastic spring loaded petals, is connected by USB to a computer, and though the software under Windows isn't totally accessible you can get the job done to setup your key bindings. I have all 3 petals set to press the down aro key when any of them are engaged. The device saves the key binding, and after you setup through Windows you are able to use this device on a Mac. Not on iOS .
Here are example lyrics to show how this works.
Mud In The Wind, by Drew Weber (to listen along with the song ask your smart assistant to play "Mud In The Wind by Drew Weber"
baby girl'how you been
It's been a long time
sense I heard your voice my friend
time has passed how are you?
just the same old hows the weather
hows the job what's new
I can't tell how you feel
your closed off
not sharing with me what is real
end the call I pretend
until the next time that I hear your voice again
siftin through these memmories,
I'm awake cause I can't sleep
they all surround me like
mud in the wind
got a smile on my face
like everythings okay
I hear it comin sand storm around the bend
rip up this town
take it all away
try and rebuild my heart some day
pick up the peaces'
all this mud in the wind
Copywrite 2019 Drew Weber (DKRecords).
Just as one might think, as I am done singing one lyric, I hit the petal to get the next, sing it, and the progression continues.
This also works well for singing covers or karaoke.
I hope this assists someone else along the way.