[Blindmath] all the ways blind can write math on the computer

taylorarndt99 at gmail.com taylorarndt99 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 13 20:25:23 CDT 2013


  How do I make Have every equation that is in the equation max

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On Mar 13, 2013, at 6:24 PM, "Louis Maher" <ljmaher at swbell.net> wrote:

> Tara,
> 
> You could use Microsoft word with MathType's equation editor.  You would
> create the equations in Latex in the word document, and then turn them into
> images with one MathType command.  You can also turn the MathType equation
> images back into Latex with another MathType command.
> 
> You do not need voice recognition or optical character recognition.
> 
> This seems the simplest way to get mathematics in electronic form.
> 
> 
> 
> Regards
> Louis Maher
> 713-444-7838
> ljmaher at swbell.net
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Blindmath [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Tara
> Annis
> Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 2:45 PM
> To: blindmath at nfbnet.org
> Subject: [Blindmath] all the ways blind can write math on the computer
> 
> Everyone,
> 
> I wanted to know all the ways it's possible for a blind person using a
> screen reader to type out math using a computer or smartphone.  Basically,
> all the ways for a blind person to create electronic math text.  I'm
> interested in teh less conventional ways like prototypes made  by research
> scientists.   
> Mor specifically, can a screen  reader use math type to  put equations into
> Duxbury or Microsoft Word?  Or, do we still have to use Scientific Notebook?
> Speaking of Scientific Notebook, do we have to use Dragon Naturally Speaking
> with it?   Or, is it possible, even if it takes some memorization of
> keystrokes for when the screen reader cannot recognize certain portions, to
> use without voice recognition software?  I wanted to find a way to put
> nemeth into a duxbury document without having to use dragon, scientific
> notebook, and Jay Say program for jaws to work with dragon.
> If there are other methods, do you all know of tutorials made for blind
> persons that go step by step?  
> 
> I know print math so thought about trying to use a touch screen with stylus
> to write out print versions that are then translated into etext using math
> type or windows math input panel.  I think if the menus in the software  are
> accessible, this  should work.  I'm hoping I can write out a few print
> equations on the  touchscreen, then maybe there's a keystroke to select all
> and change  into Math Type or Latex?  Do you all have experience with this
> method?  I think it could be very useful and easy-to-use for all blind;
> you'd just have to learn the print version of all numbers and symbols, which
> would actually be  easier than learning all the letters I would guess.
> I know Design Science talks about Math type and its compatibility with
> touchscreens so definitely  think it's  possible; you'd think they'd want to
> make it 100% accessible so it could be used along with math player.  
> 
> 
> Have  you tried the Chatty program?  Are there going to be new versions
> coming out?  I've been looking for a tutorial for it too.
> 
> Lastly, does the accessible graphing calculator scientific calculator
> section allow a cut/paste of its equations into word or some other
> accessible way of playback?
> 
> 
> Thanks, 
> Tara
> 
> 
> 
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