[Athen] MathType Question

Noble,Stephen L. steve.noble at louisville.edu
Mon Mar 26 13:34:57 PDT 2018

You may find that setting the workspace preferences targets to "large" will be helpful to students with learning disabilities. See this page for more information: https://www.dessci.com/en/support/mathplayer/tsn/tsn112.htm

Even though the page is focused on low-vision, making things larger and easier to click on is often helpful.

Also, another way of making MathType easier to use with a mouse is to customize the symbol palette so that expressions which are commonly used in a particular course are located on the same tab. See this page for more details:


When you say you are "still finding the navigation hard to control" do you mean listening to the expression being read? Other than MathPlayer's demo speech mode, the only way you will get speech navigation to work in Word is to use NVDA. Here's the documentation on how that works:


Hope that helps.

--Steve Noble
steve.noble at louisville.edu

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I have always been impressed with the universal design characteristics of MathType especially when used with speech by having the math read by NVDA.

I would like some advice on optimizing it for use with the mouse for students with LD. After hours of searching I found the MathPlayer applet in the windows control panel with various settings for Learning Disabilities, Low Vision, and Blind. I played around with those settings but am still finding the navigation hard to control. Also I recall there were settings in MathType for optimizing the verbosity when creating the math for blind or LD.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.


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