[Blindmath] mathtype

Paul Chapin pdchapin at amherst.edu
Wed Oct 2 11:41:33 UTC 2013


You can publish the word document as mathml.  Then math player, a free addon for internet explorer, will allow jaws to read it. Don't know about NVDA. I believe I.E. 10 doesn't work with math player. I switched back to version 9.

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> On Oct 1, 2013, at 7:48 PM, "Humberto" <humbertoa5369 at netzero.net> wrote:
> 
> No. JAWS and NVDA both treat Math Type built-in equations as embedded objects and cannot recognise the actual numbers for the equation. There may be a way of translating MathType formatted equations into plain text, though, if you use the actual MathType software.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Lewicki, Maureen" <mlewicki at bcsd.neric.org>
> To: "'Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics'" <blindmath at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 10:23 AM
> Subject: [Blindmath] mathtype
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>> If I give my student a word doc with math type coded problems, will the student be able to read it? We are doing everything in hard copy at the moment.
>> 
>> Maureen Murphy Lewicki
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Blindmath [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Mike Jolls
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 1:14 PM
>> To: Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics
>> Subject: Re: [Blindmath] superscript on an APEX question
>> 
>> I find it interesting that (apparently .. if I'm reading the replies correctly) that two different people use different methods to represent the same information.  Not that someone couldn't do that, but it would seem logical to have one accepted and approved set of Braille characters to represent a certain piece of information.  Then, if everyone saved to that syntax, you could have a universal standard program that could then translate and print it out for the benefit of a sighted teacher who didn't understand the Braille code.
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>> I'm all about standards ... it just makes life easier when you want to leverage information.
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>>> CC: blindmath at nfbnet.org
>>> From: sabra1023 at gmail.com
>>> Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 16:54:17 -0500
>>> To: blindmath at nfbnet.org
>>> Subject: Re: [Blindmath] superscript on an APEX question
>>> 
>>> I don't use superscripts at all. They are confusing for me to read, and I show my work and math for my benefit as well as the teachers. I use parentheses if there are problems with clarification.
>>> 
>>> > On Sep 26, 2013, at 3:15 PM, Wilson_KC <Wilson_KC at asdk12.org> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > Thanks for that info, Daniel. We'll give it a try. kc
>>> >
>>> > ________________________________________
>>> > From: Blindmath [blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] on behalf of Daniel > [danielgillen at rcn.com]
>>> > Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:07 PM
>>> > To: Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics
>>> > Subject: Re: [Blindmath] superscript on an APEX question
>>> >
>>> > Dear list,
>>> >
>>> > I am Daniel Gillen, a college student majoring in physics who
>>> > is a power user of the Apex. For the longest time, I've known
>>> > that one needs to be in 8-dot Computer Braille to take advantage
>>> > of the various plain-text and extended Unicode characters.
>>> > Hence, the caret (or beginning of superscript material) is most
>>> > efficiently written in 8-dot Computer Braille using dot 7
>>> > (backspace) together with dots 4-5. The way in 6-dot mode is to
>>> > first press space with U (U for uppercase), and then dots 4-5.
>>> > The option to switch to 8-dot mode is in Braille Options under
>>> > the Options Menu.
>>> > (Just as a side note: I find it convenient to use the tilde
>>> > character for the beginning of a square-root expression. With
>>> > that, I would end all superscript material or material under the
>>> > radical sign that has additional text on the base line with a
>>> > double-quote mark.)
>>> > I hope this was helpful. As I've been a member of the
>>> > BlindMath listserv for quite some time, I could help anyone with
>>> > such questions as this.
>>> >
>>> > Thank you,
>>> > Daniel
>>> >
>>> > ----- Original Message -----
>>> > From: Wilson_KC <Wilson_KC at asdk12.org
>>> > To: "blindmath at nfbnet.org" <blindmath at nfbnet.org
>>> > Date sent: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:57:17 +0000
>>> > Subject: [Blindmath] superscript on an APEX question
>>> >
>>> > My student is in a Text Document on her APEX doing math problems
>>> > in Nemeth. When she puts in dots 4,5 to produce an up arrow for
>>> > a superscript, she gets a tilde instead. Do you know what she's
>>> > doing wrong?
>>> >
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