[Blindmath] MathPlayer 3 (Preview Release 1) is now available

John Gardner john.gardner at orst.edu
Fri Dec 2 10:11:06 CST 2011


Ben, not sure it will help, but if you include text in the optional text
field allowed by MathML, MathJAX will display it to screen readers, at least
in principle.  This is not really accessibility, but it is a possible
work-around pending introduction of MathPlayer3 that makes the MathML
accessible.  I have used this with FireFox and several screen readers.  

John G


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Subject: Re: [Blindmath] MathPlayer 3 (Preview Release 1) is now available

Neil,

 This is a question for you, but I am putting it out here because others may
benefit from the dialog.  After teaching and demonstrating Math Player we
have convinced out math teachers to start using it to develop their
materials so our blind students can have accessibility....!!!  Here's the
glitch.  We have a stats teacher who has developed all her materials but is
having trouble putting them on Blackboard.  I must admit our Blackboard uses
Mozilla, and that may be the issue.  Is there any way for us to get around
this and get her material out there.  We are hoping to Math Jax on at the
server level to avoid issues from the student browser side.  Any
guidence/info would be greatly appreciated.

Bente J. Casile

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Disability Services
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Wake Technical Community College 
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>>> Neil Soiffer <NeilS at dessci.com> 12/1/2011 8:11 PM >>>
After many months of saying MathPlayer 3 will be available in a couple of
weeks, it is now really available.  For more info about what's in
MathPlayer 3, see:
http://accessiblemath.dessci.com/2011/12/mathplayer-3-preview-release-1-is-n
ow-available.html 

If you use IE9, I do NOT recommend that you download MathPlayer 3 at this
time.  Late in the development, we discovered that IE 9's support of XHTML
is not letting AT get at MathPlayer's interfaces.  We have been working
with the IE9 team since then to identify the problem and try and get it
resolved.  That discussion is still on-going.  For visual display of
MathML, MathPlayer and IE9 work well together.

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