[Athen] MindTap (Cengage) and Math

John Elmer JElmer at vcccd.edu
Sun Dec 14 19:02:57 PST 2014

Try IE 9. It's my understanding that is the last compatible version before Microsoft screwed things up in terms of Math Player functionality.

It will be important for EVERYONE for you to give this feedback to Cengage and Microsoft...and even Design Science, thought they seem to be up against Microsoft, the behemoth, who doesn't seem to give a tip as to what they have done to people with disabilities in terms of access via screen readers to math via XXTML/MML. Both Cengage and Microsoft need to either accommodate a Design a Science or engage with them on important some fixes. It seems like Cengage's their heart is (or might be) in the right place.


> On Dec 14, 2014, at 6:44 PM, Korey J Singleton <ksinglet at gmu.edu> wrote:


> Hi All,


> I'm working with an XHTML version of a statistics textbook from Cengage (via MindTap) and cannot seem to get Jaws, or any screen reader for that matter, to recognize the mathematical content. It is supposed to. I've tried using the text-to-speech tool (Readspeaker) built into the MindTap application. I've tried using Jaws 16 with both IE8 and IE11. Although Mathplayer works in IE8, the MindTap website will not render properly. Although the MindTap application renders properly in IE10 or IE11, Mathplayer will not work. I've also tried ChromeVox and Chrome, although the student has no experience using either application.


> If you have any suggestions on what I am doing wrong, I would love to be enlightened. Thanks in advance for any suggestions you might have.


> Korey Singleton

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