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About Us

A photograph of Roger Firman working at his deskGolden Chord - established in July 2004 - is a business dedicated to providing a high quality personalised transcription service for customers who require music, music-related and other materials in Braille. Examples include: a piece for an exam; a vocal part for a choral singer; a study score; programme notes; exam papers; books and articles; orchestral parts.

Its Chief Executive, Roger Firman, has for many years worked in this highly specialised area and understands the practical needs of visually impaired musicians at first-hand from his own experience.

Because the business is flexible, orders can be dealt with rapidly to suit individual deadlines.

Items produced by Golden Chord are listed in our online catalogue and customers can commission transcriptions, regardless of size or complexity.

In addition, Golden Chord offers website accessibility consultancy, an example of which can be seen from the testimonial given below:

Dear Roger,

On behalf of my fellow trustees I am writing to thank you for your outstanding work with the new Arabesque Trust website. You grasped very quickly what was needed and came up with several helpful suggestions to make the site more useable for the blind and visually impaired who are, after all, our primary audience. Once we had agreed the requirements the site was built within a few days, ready for us to review it and make some small last-minute adjustments.

I have no hesitation in strongly recommending Golden Chord to others needing an easy-to-use and attractive website. It is a pleasure doing business with such a responsive and professional company.

Yours sincerely,

Oscar Rook
Chairman of the Trustees
Arabesque Trust
Charity Registration Number: 1095040