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

Louis Maher ljmaher at swbell.net
Thu Mar 14 06:14:32 CDT 2013


I am sorry, but I do not understand this question.


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Louis Maher
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  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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