[Blindmath] MathML issues
jtblas at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 21 10:44:51 CDT 2010
Indeed, try reinstalling the version of MathPlayer. Remember that you won't
be able to reinstall because the current installation will not allow it.
Uninstall the current version first and then close all instances of Internet
Explorer 8. install the MathPlayer 2.2 version which I believe is the
latest and then try it again. I too am having trouble with JAWS and that
page you sent. Will report back soon.
From: blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of Birkir Rúnar Gunnarsson
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2010 11:27 AM
To: Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics
Subject: Re: [Blindmath] MathML issues
I can use MathPlayer with IE8 and Jaws 11, no problem.
You may have to uninstall and reinstall it, since either there may be
a newer version or its settings might have gotten messed up when you
upgraded your IE from 7 to 8.
I can't open the page you pointed to right now (working in vpn mode
and my connection is mighty slow) but I can test the page in a few
hours and see. I can read the sampel equations from the DS page just
fine at least.
I agree though, their product page needs to get upgraded.
I think there are also Jaws scripts you need to install (and might
have to reinstall for Jaws 11).
Take a look and if you don't get this to work I'll take a look myself
and retrace how I did this.
On 10/21/10, Mary Stores <mstores at indiana.edu> wrote:
> I have several questions...
> So most of the people here at the university where I work use JAWS, and
> there's a group that has created some pages with MathML. The only
> solution I know about for reading math equasions this way is to use
> MathPlayer. It was last tested by me using JAWS 10 and IE7.
> So I've upgraded since then, and the group has asked us some questions
> about their spry panels. In re-testing, I've upgraded to JAWS 11 and
> IE8. MathPlayer no longer seems to work. JAWS will tell me how many
> landmarks, links and headings there are, show the links list, etc., but
> not read any text, links, etc. using the arrow keys.
> The Known Issues page of Design Science, the people who created
> MathPlayer, was last updated in 2004.
> The Freedom Science Fiction tech support person has never heard of the
> MathPlayer program and seemed unwilling to install it.
> Since then, I have also become aware of a VoiceOver user on campus. I
> don't know how he would read these Math equasions. I am wondering about
> a more accessible solution for everyone.
> Some sample Math equasions can be found at
> If anyone can help, I'd really appreciate it.
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