[Athen] LaTex and Accessibility - I need some help
glen.walker at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 18:09:04 PDT 2020
Have you looked at MathML? It's for HTML, not PDF, but you get better
accessibility features from HTML.
The actual spec is https://www.w3.org/TR/MathML2/overview.html but that's
pretty heavy reading.
I've used MathML in HTML and viewed on iOS devices and it's pretty cool.
Here's an example -
If you have an iphone or ipad running ios 12 (it seems to be broken in ios
13), then it's nice how you can navigate to the formula as a whole and then
drill down into different elements of the formula.
On Wed, Jun 3, 2020 at 6:17 PM Heather Mariger <
heather.mariger at chemeketa.edu> wrote:
> The time I have dreaded has finally come!
> I have been trying to sort out/understand all of the different information
> on how to help faculty make math formulas accessible in their course
> documents. Between all of the conflicting/outdated information, lack of
> experience with different math tools and a general mental block when it
> comes to math, I have not been terribly successful.
> Today, I was approached by a math instructor who wants to make his
> materials more accessible. He uses LaTex in PDFs for his tests and
> handouts. I know that PDFs don't handle equations properly but am
> stymied on the best option to suggest for him to still be able to use LaTex
> but in an accessible way.
> Any advice or suggestions on how to help him would be greatly appreciated.
> I am so thrilled to be starting to make those voluntary inroads and I want
> to make sure that I am giving him the best advice/support possible without
> adding huge piles of work to his plate.
> I am so grateful to have all of you awesome folks to turn to when I hit
> the muddy waters...
> *Heather Mariger*
> *Digital Accessibility Advocate*
> *Pronouns: She/Her*
> *Center for Academic Innovation*
> *Chemeketa Community College*
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> *Salem, OR 97305*
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