[Blindmath] A question about Microsoft Words equation editor

Matthew Cooper matdawg17 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 05:14:55 CST 2010


I just learned LaTeX myself.  It is a wonderful tool, but the 
only thing that made learning it hard was finding a resource that 
was written for the beginner.  A little searching gets around 
this.  It ended up that I had to take information from many 
sources from MIT, Wikipedia, and others.




Matt

 ----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg" <gwblindman1 at gwblindman.org
To: "Blind Math list for those interested in 
mathematics"<blindmath at nfbnet.org
Date sent: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 21:31:07 -0500
Subject: Re: [Blindmath] A question about Microsoft Words 
equation editor

Hello,
How hard is LATEX to learn?  I never heard of it before I joined 
this list.
Thanks,
Greg Wocher
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Gardner" <john.gardner at orst.edu
To: "Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics"
<blindmath at nfbnet.org
Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2010 7:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Blindmath] A question about Microsoft Words 
equation editor


 MS Word 2007's native math editor has a display mode that is
 quasi-accessible.  You'd need to add some symbols to your screen 
reader
 dictionary and be willing to put up with a ton of parentheses.  
If you are
 lucky you might get somebody at Microsoft to help you a bit, but 
as far as
 I know there are no tutorials for using this math editor with a 
screen
 reader.  So unless somebody else knows of additional 
information, you'd be
 on your own.

 Frankly I would just install MathType and use it in MS Word.  
MathType is
 usable by a blind person if you know how to read and write Latex
 equations.


 On 1/6/2010 3:28 PM, Greg wrote:
 Hello all,
 I have some questions about Microsoft words equation editor:
 1.  Is it accessible?
 2.  If so is it fairly easy to use?
 The reason I ask is that I am taking a college algebra class 
online and
 we have to use it if we do our assignments electronically 
instead of
 handwriting the assignment.
 Thank you in advance,
 Greg Wocher
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