[Athen] Math Content for PhD Student

steve.noble at louisville.edu steve.noble at louisville.edu
Mon Aug 10 10:52:03 PDT 2015

- If you are using a version of JAWS earlier than 16, I believe you will still get HTML+MathML (or other various flavors) to speak if you have the student use IE9 with the MathPlayer plugin. It might also work with some configurations of IE10 (prone to problems) or IE11 if you use enterprise mode.

- If your student can switch to NVDA, then he should be able to use Firefox with the new MathPlayer4 plugin, but JAWS has not yet integrated support. NVDA plus MathPlayer4 also lets the student read MathType expression within a Word document without even having to convert to HTML/XHTML.

--Steve Noble
steve.noble at louisville.edu

From: athen-list [athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] on behalf of Dimac, Marcie [mdimac at kent.edu]
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2015 1:03 PM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network (athen-list at u.washington.edu)
Subject: [Athen] Math Content for PhD Student

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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