[Athen] VI Math student using Mac

Susan Kelmer Susan.Kelmer at colorado.edu
Thu May 30 10:54:16 PDT 2019

Thanks Sean, this is great! I have a huge gap in my knowledge when it comes to a Mac, because I haven’t had one in years. I think it’s time to insist I have one for this kind of thing…I’ll be talking to my boss! Haha!

Susan Kelmer
Alternate Format Production Program Manager
Disability Services
University of Colorado Boulder

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One option may be EquatIO as that is web-based and not dependent on Windows or Mac.

Is CU-Boulder using Sensus Access? I know one of the conversion routines is that you can create a DOCX+MathType file and then select the ePub 3 output. That will convert the file to an ePub 3 with MathML content.

The student can then side-load this ePub 3 file into iBooks on the Mac and be able to view/enlarge the information as well as have the content read using VoiceOver. I know you mentioned the student does not use a screen-reader, but what is nice about VoiceOver is that it can be turned on/off as needed. I have not tried any other ePub 3 readers on the Mac.

I know that CAR released a "Mojave" version, so that may have resolved some of the issues they had previously. I have not tested out this new version yet.

Take care,

On Thu, May 30, 2019 at 7:02 AM Susan Kelmer <Susan.Kelmer at colorado.edu<mailto:Susan.Kelmer at colorado.edu>> wrote:
I just had a consult with a new student coming onto campus. He is severely VI, but not blind, and doesn’t use screen readers. He’s a math major, and while he can use enlargements, he’d rather the math be read out loud for him. He is using a Mac.

If he were using Windows, I’d know what to do. But as a Mac user, I am a little bit in the dark about how to deal with the issue. We are a Kurzweil campus, so that isn’t helpful in this case. I know there’s a version of CAR for the Mac, but I also know it hasn’t been updated in a while, so not sure if it would work. What other options are there? Any advice for me? We have time – he doesn’t start classes until August.


Susan Kelmer
Alternate Format Production Program Manager
Disability Services
University of Colorado Boulder

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