[Blindmath] Braille Math Translation Made Easy with the

Peter Altschul paltschul at CENTURYTEL.NET
Thu Oct 23 22:07:51 CDT 2008





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Braille Math Translation Made Easy with the Tiger Software 
SuiteBraille Math Translation Made Easy with the Tiger Software Suite

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News Release

For Immediate Release - Thursday, October 23, 2008

Braille Math Translation Made Easy with the Tiger Software Suite

October 23, 2008 Corvallis Oregon -ViewPlus Technologies and Design 
Science announced today the release of a new update to the ViewPlus 
Tiger Software Suite
4 (TSS) for braille math support within Microsoft Word. The new 
version TSS 4.1 works with Design Science's MathType version 5.0 or 
higher, allowing users
to create mathematical equations within MathType and translate to 
braille with one touch.

The collaboration between ViewPlus and Design Science has provided 
users with a new option for creating custom math documents. Users who 
prefer to create
documents within MS Word can insert equations from MathType, add 
desired text and graphics, and translate to braille in one easy step. 
Equations will appear
in both braille and ink allowing sighted readers to follow along. The 
documents can then be embossed using a Tiger embosser for high 
resolution tactile
output.

An example image of Nemeth printout

"TSS is another example of the fruitful cooperation between Design 
Science and ViewPlus. TSS makes authoring and reading documents that 
contain math easier
than ever. Math is taught everyday in every school, and using 
MathType and TSS makes it easy for teachers to provide access to 
materials for everyone in
the classroom, whether they are sighted or not," said Neil Soiffer, 
Senior Scientist at Design Science.

The Tiger Software Suite currently outputs to Nemeth and LaTeX, and 
additional math codes will be available in 2009. The braille math 
translator within
TSS is a free update for current 4.0 users.

For more information about the Tiger Software Suite with braille math 
support please visit:
www.viewplus.com

To learn more about MathType from Design Science, please visit:
www.dessci.com

About ViewPlus Technologies
ViewPlus Technologies, Inc. is a private firm that develops and 
manufactures hardware and software for people with sensory 
disabilities, including people
who are blind, people who have low vision and those who are learning 
disabled. For more information please visit the ViewPlus website,
www.viewplus.com,
email
<mailto:info%40viewplus.com>info at viewplus.com,
or call 541.754.4002.

About Design Science
Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Long Beach, California, Design 
Science develops software used by publishing professionals, educators 
and scientists,
including MathType, Equation Editor in Microsoft Office, WebEQ, 
MathFlow and MathPlayer, to communicate on the web and in print. For 
more information please
visit
www.dessci.com.

For more information contact:

Kayleen Hagen
Public Affairs Coordinator
ViewPlus Technologies, Inc.
Phone:541.754.4002 x 221
<mailto:kayleen.hagen%40viewplus.com>kayleen.hagen at viewplus.com

Bruce Virga
Vice President, Sales
Design Science, Inc.
Phone:800.827.0685/562.432.2920
<mailto:brucev%40dessci.com>brucev at dessci.com





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