Thanks to the WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) guidelines for producing accessible HTML documents, visually
impaired people can have better access to a lot of textual information. Concerning musical score, several encoding
formats are available, focusing on the representation of different aspects of this kind of content. As XML is the standard
for exchanging content through the Web, several XML applications have already been specified for representing musical
scores, using the traditional music notation. As a result, users can access and share a lot of different types of musical content
using the Web. However, for specific notations – like the Braille one - no dedicated XML application has been developed
yet. Therefore, visually impaired musicians cannot easily represent, share, and access scores using the Web. This
paper presents the application we have developed to respond to this need: BMML (Braille Music Markup Language).
BMML handles specificities of Braille Music notation and takes into account the core features of existing formats. The
main objective of BMML is to improve the accessibility of Braille musical scores.