[Blindmath] Press Release: MathType 6.5 for Windows is available
mwhapples at aim.com
Wed Dec 3 13:15:33 CST 2008
I had been wondering what it might do, but I came to the same conclusion
that for those very familiar with word then just learning the math TeX
isn't such a steep learning curve.
Is this really the best solution, probably not. I am sure that this work
that Neil and design Science are putting into accessibility will help
people, but sometimes I wonder whether these work arounds (relying on
the TeX features of MathType) do improve things in the long term as some
AT providers might say "well you can use it that way why do we need to
do anything" without really understanding the problems and how work on
their side might improve math accessibility. Neil's earlier comment
about users requesting math accessibility in their AT probably is the
way things need to go for the long term.
On 03/12/08 17:22, Neil Soiffer wrote:
> As John and Theodor wrote, the WYSWYG part of MathType is not accessible --
> we still hope to do that some day if we can get a grant to fund the work
> (there is no way we could ever recoup the development costs with sales and
> we are a very small company, so budgets are very tight). However, as both
> John and Theordor wrote, with this new feature, you can collaborate with
> your colleagues that use Word and MathType or Equation Editor. You only
> need to learn the math parts of TeX, not all of TeX, so that is much less to
> This won't solve everyone's access problems, but I hope it helps make math
> in Word more accessible.
> Neil Soiffer
> Senior Scientist
> Design Science, Inc.
> ~ Makers of Equation Editor, MathType, MathPlayer and MathFlow ~
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