[Blindmath] Reading, Doing and Writing math for a newcomer
lras at loc.gov
Thu Jun 4 09:48:01 CDT 2009
I guess it goes without saying, but I would advise you to learn all you can
about how your screen reader interacts with Excel. I would think that a
spreadsheet would be an important tool for an economist, and JAWS and
Window-Eyes support Excel pretty well.
At 10:10 PM 6/3/2009, you wrote:
>My name is Philip. I am rather new to this and would appreciate it
>very much if you could advise me on how to make math texts accessible
>by ear, do math and write math with the computer. I began using JAWS
>and reading very simple Braille 2 months ago. Previously for many
>years, I was able to read large print and had been using Zoom-Text.
>My Bachelor's degree is in Economics, and I don't want my most recent
>vision loss to stop my plan to pursue a graduate degree in a
>quantitative-leaning social science field in the near future.
>I have come across names like Infty Reader, Abby Fine, Chatty Infty,
>WinTriangle, Daisy, Math Daisy, etc. and would especially appreciate
>if you could share with me how all these work together to do the 3
>tasks: read math texts, math equations and tables by ear, do math, and
>Thank you very much for your very kind help.
>Email: pcs2001 at caa.columbia.edu
Lloyd Rasmussen, Senior Project Engineer, Engineering Section
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Library of Congress (202) 707-0535 <http://www.loc.gov/nls>
The opinions expressed here are my own and do not necessarily represent
those of NLS.
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