[Athen] Equation Editors

Noble,Stephen L. steve.noble at louisville.edu
Tue Aug 22 11:18:26 PDT 2017

Yes, this process works fine. So...if you have an instructor who doesn't want to try something new and wants to keep using the built-in equation editor which ships with Microsoft Word, then just have the instructor send their Word Docs to the person who coordinates accessible text production (e.g., the DRC) and then that person can use MathType's "Convert Equations" command, which will convert all the expressions in the entire document in a few seconds. You can then save the newly revised document for whatever accessibility purposes you need.

--Steve Noble
From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu> on behalf of Robert Beach <rbeach at KCKCC.EDU>
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 9:13 AM
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Subject: Re: [Athen] Equation Editors

It is possible to convert Equation Editor objects to Math Type objects. I’ve only done it a few times, but it seemed to work fine. Others with more experience may have other results.

Robert Lee Beach
Assistive Technology Specialist
Kansas City Kansas Community College
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Kansas City, KS 66112
Phone: 913-288-7671
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Sent: Monday, August 21, 2017 4:59 PM
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Subject: [Athen] Equation Editors


My campus has a number of math faculty that still use Microsoft’s Equation Editor to draft equations in Word. I have advised them to switch to MathType. I have two questions:

1) Is MS Equation Editor still considered inaccessible?

2) What accessible equation editors do you recommend your faculty use on your campus?

Many thanks,

Carrie Million
Assistive Technology Specialist
DSS Department Chair
DSS Math Liaison

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