[Athen] MathML and Voiceover for Mac

steve.noble at louisville.edu steve.noble at louisville.edu
Tue Jan 24 17:49:22 PST 2017

It is possible, with some limitations. Here's the result of Benetech's testing: http://msf.mathmlcloud.org/setups/11

I should mention, though, that particularly for chemistry...NVDA+MathPlayer with will *much* more useful speech than you'll get out of VoiceOver, at least for linear chemical equations set using MathML.

--Steve Noble
steve.noble at louisville.edu
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Subject: [Athen] MathML and Voiceover for Mac


I have a Blind student who is wedded to VoiceOver on his Mac. He now is taking a Chemistry course and my research tells me that MathML is not very compatible with VoiceOver. I’m concerned with how to make the math accessible to him when he is very set on sticking with his Mac. Does anyone have any experience with VoiceOver reading math? Might it be able to read MathML adequately through Firefox?


Jeremy Zhe-Heimerman
Coordinator, Assistive Technology & Test Administration Services
B-204, Memorial Library
SUNY Cortland
PO Box 2000
81 Prospect Terrace
Cortland, NY 13045


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