[Athen] Math Content for PhD Student

Dimac, Marcie mdimac at kent.edu
Mon Aug 10 10:03:54 PDT 2015

Afternoon all,

I sent out something about a week ago and got no replies so I'd like to try again in hopes that someone out there can help us!

Situation: We have a doctoral candidate student, blind, JAWS user, who does not read Braille. The student is registered for a doctoral level quantitative statistics course and the book is available in PDF format but is about 50% equations and mathematical problems and 50% text content. We are trying to determine the best way to deliver the mathematical content to the student.
We have tried editing the math content in Scientific Notebook, but it then has to be exported to xhtml and we are finding that only JAWS 16 truly supports MathML (the student is on version 14).
We cannot Braille the figures or equations as this student does not read Braille.

Question: What is the best way to deliver the content to this student? We have spoken with the student and he is comfortable with us either properly formatting the current math content (Using SN or MathType) so he can listen to the content with JAWS or turning all mathematical content into textual content (i.e. [cid:image002.png at 01D0D36D.010587A0] would be written as "X sub one").

Does anyone have any recommendations/best practices for

1. A program to properly format mathematical content for JAWS

2. The concept of turning mathematical content into textual content

Any advice is welcomed.

Thanks, as always!

Marcie Anne Dimac, M.A. Ed.

Coordinator, Assistive Technology
Student Accessibility Services
DeWeese Health Center, Room 23
Kent, Ohio 44242

Email: mdimac at kent.edu<mailto:mdimac at kent.edu>

Phone: 330-672-3391

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