Accessible Music Tech
Stephen Penny

Stephen Penny (He/Him)

Engineering Team Lead, Soundwide

Stephen is a software engineering team lead at Soundwide / Native Instruments, based in London. Since joining 4 years ago, he's initiated several improvements to NI's hardware accessibility for the VI community. He has a long-time interest in improving accessibility in music technology, and worked previously at Sibelius, the notation software, where he developed out-of-the-box support for using a screenreader. Stephen has a background in music, and plays the violin as well as early bowed strings.