[Blindmath] Wiki

Robin Williams robster3 at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 3 08:58:13 CST 2009


I agree entirely with this proposed structure. I also suggest a section on
the importance of learning markup languages such as LaTeX for blind people
intending to study maths at a university (college) level or above, as from
reading this list for several years now it is apparent that students with
this capability undoubtedly fair better in terms of accessibility to their
course than those who do not. 

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-----Original Message-----
From: blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of Roopakshi Pathania
Sent: 03 February 2009 14:43
To: Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics
Subject: Re: [Blindmath] Wiki

Hi all,

I agree that we need to have a website or a wiki, which ever is preferable.
But this particular wiki should contain information from both blindmath as
well as NFB-Science mailing lists. 

I also think that we need to focus on 2 main areas that should be included
in this wiki. 
1. Software and Hardware that make math and science accessible. For example:
MathTrax, DeepView, Iveo, ChattyInfty, etc.
This category should also include scripts or programs that make mainstream
software accessible.

2. Accessible Math websites on the web.
In my mind, this category consists of
a. Sites having LaTeX alt tags.
b. Sites with MathML pages.
c. Sites that host TeX/ LaTeX sources of free online material.

Regards
Roopakshi from India


--- On Mon, 2/2/09, Alastair Irving <alastair.irving at sjc.ox.ac.uk> wrote:

> From: Alastair Irving <alastair.irving at sjc.ox.ac.uk>
> Subject: [Blindmath] Wiki
> To: "Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics"
<blindmath at nfbnet.org>
> Date: Monday, February 2, 2009, 11:39 PM
> Hi All
> 
> I know its been mentioned in the past, but I think we
> should give
> serious thought to having a blindmath wiki.  Several topics
> recur quite
> frequently on the list, and although people could find the
> answers in
> the archives, it would be a lot simpler if the rellevent
> information was
> presented in a logical way in a wiki.
> 
> There probably wouldn't be much need to write articles
> as a lot of
> content could just be extracted from the archives.
> 
> What do people think?
> 
> Alastair Irving
> 
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