[Blindmath] mathematica and laTex
alastair.irving at sjc.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jan 20 10:54:39 CST 2010
1. Its several years since I used mathematica. I believe it has a
commandline interface which should be accessible with most
screenreaders, and the normal interface can be made to give output in
the same format as input, (so matrices are written as a list of lists
rather than in 2-dimentions).
2. LaTeX is readable as it is just a plain text file. as a couple of
other people have commented, if you use the LaTeX-access scripts then
much of the mathematical notation will be read in a more human friendly
way and sent to a Braille display in Nemeth. LaTeX-access also allows
you to highlight a matrix in LaTeX and have it loaded into memory, you
can then virtually navigate it and read specific rows and columns, etc.
I think LaTeX-access makes LaTeX considerably easier, (although I am
the author of it so am maybe biased).
The simplest way to get started with LaTeX-access is to install Edsharp
and use it as you're editor. However, the version with Edsharp is now
quite old so if you will be using it a lot it would be worth while to
install the latest version from SVN.
Please feel free to contact me off list if I can be of assistance
setting up LaTeX-access.
On 19/01/2010 23:48, Alex Hall wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have two questions.
> 1. I will have three computer labs in my linear algebra class this semester.
> Two of these labs will involve a program called Mathematica. I will very
> likely be using System Access To Go since I do not have jaws on any machine
> in the lab we will be using. What will Mathematica do with SA? Will it work
> at all? Is there anything I should know? Is it worth getting Jaws on the lab
> 2. Most of the things my professor sends me will be laTex files. Is there a
> way to get jaws (these will be on my home machine) to read this notation
> correctly, especially relating to matrix notation?
> Thanks in advance for any help!
> Have a great day,
> Email: mehgcap at gmail.com
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