[Blindmath] Help with Math player

Neil Soiffer NeilS at dessci.com
Tue Dec 28 11:24:41 CST 2010

The most common reason we have seen for people not being able to use
MathPlayer is that they don't notice IE's ActiveX warning.  It's a small
"information bar" at the top of the content window (below the various
buttons) that appears with a beep.  What what I've heard, IE is not very
good with screen readers about making this warning obvious.  You need to say
it is ok to run the blocked content.

Also, if you are using local content (eg, files you downloaded to your
computer), you need to make the change described here:

Again, this is security issue that IE imposes on plug-ins like MathPlayer.

MathPlayer will run on a 64-bit OS, but only with 32-bit IE.  32 bit IE is
the default because only a few vendors have a 64-bit version of their
plug-in; if Microsoft made the 64-bit the default, very little would work
with IE and users would complain.

I hope this fixes your problem,

Neil Soiffer
Senior Scientist
Design Science, Inc.
~ Makers of MathType, MathFlow, MathPlayer, MathDaisy, Equation Editor ~

On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 8:42 AM, Greg <gwblindman1 at gwblindman.org> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I am running JAWS 12 on a Vista 32 bit system with IE7.  I downloaded and
> installed Math Player 2.2.  I cant get it to work.  I have a basic algebra
> math class starting next week and I do my classes online.  For the tests
> they have an online lab that uses Math ML.  I can not get math player to
> work.  I went to the web page from the users manual and tried looking at
> there examples and I can not find any of the math player options.  I went to
> manage my add ons and did not see math player listed there.  Anyone have
> suggestions on what I can do?  Also, I have another laptop running Windows
> seven 64bit with IE8.  Will math player work with it?
> Thank you,
> Greg Wocher
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