[Athen] Scientific Notebook vs Mathtype

foreigntype at gmail.com foreigntype at gmail.com
Wed May 12 11:50:38 PDT 2021

Hi Marshall,

Scientific notebook works really well with math talk & Dragon
NaturallySpeaking for creating accessible math for students with certain
types of math disabilities. Scientific notebook can export to X HTML &
HTML, which then leaves you with a multilayered process to get what is
input through scientific notebook and into Duxbury to output into braille.
Seems rather a rather archaic and awkward process. Using MathType is a more
direct method of inputting math and outputting directly to Duxbury (or
other accessible math formats).

While it might be worthwhile upgrading to scientific notebook 6.0, I think
it would be wise to take a look at what WIRIS (current owner of design
science) has to offer as far as math & scientific notation software. Both
their MathType & ChemType software will export into either MML or
CHML which works nicely with Duxbury. Here's a link:

Take a look and give their products some consideration when you're looking
to upgrade or simplify your alternative text production. These are both
good options.

Hope this helps.

Wink Harner
Wink Harner
Accessibility Consultant/Alternative Text Production
The Foreign Type

Portland OR
foreigntype at gmail.com

This email was dictated using Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Please forgive
quirks, misrecognitions, or errata .


On Wed, May 12, 2021 at 11:17 AM Marshall S. Bryant <
bryantm at seminolestate.edu> wrote:

> Hello all,

> We were looking to get the new scientific notebook, version 6, but found

> out it is not compatible with duxbury. We currently have mathtype, but was

> looking at alternatives, especially when using to convert to braille. We

> haven't needed braille in a while, but are getting prepared in case. What

> are your thoughts between the two, mathtype and scientific notebook? I

> find mathtype easy to use, but not sure if it is good for science equations

> or not.


> Thank you,



> Marshall Bryant

> *Adaptive Technology Specialist*

> *Seminole State College of Florida*

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