[Athen] MathML and Voiceover for Mac

Jiatyan Chen jiatyan at stanford.edu
Wed Jan 25 08:59:52 PST 2017

> On 2017 Jan 24, at 13:02, Jeremy Zhe-Heimerman <Jeremy.Zhe-Heimerman at cortland.edu> wrote:


> 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?


Hi Jeremy,

VoiceOver+Safari reads MathML well in the maths courses I've tried. I did NOT have a good experience with VoiceOver+Firefox in more challenging pages. It might be the browser+SR combo causing the problem.

Caveat emptor: I'm a novice with assistive technology.

Jiatyan Chen
Stanford Online Accessibility Program (SOAP) Manager

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