[Blindmath] IOS7 and math support

Kevin Fjelsted kfjelsted at gmail.com
Sun Oct 6 20:30:39 UTC 2013


Andrew;
Are these Latex to ePub conversion classes Latex packages?
Are they available publicly for other's to use?
-Kevin

On Oct 6, 2013, at 3:05 PM, Andrew Stacey <andrew.stacey at math.ntnu.no> wrote:

> I have some ePub3s with MathML in them if anyone would like to use them to try
> out iBooks' accessibility.
> 
> This one is quite long, and the maths is graduate-level:
> 
> http://www.math.ntnu.no/~stacey/documents/diffloop.epub
> 
> This one is about quaternions (aimed at graphical programmers):
> 
> http://www.math.ntnu.no/~stacey/documents/Quaternion.epub
> 
> This one is about shaders in OpenGL programming (but still has some maths in
> it):
> 
> http://www.math.ntnu.no/~stacey/documents/Shaders.epub
> 
> I create these from LaTeX source using a class that I've developed for
> converting LaTeX documents into XHTML or ePub3 so I can make webpages, PDFs,
> and ePub3s from the same source code.  The fact that iBooks has (some) support
> for MathML was one of the reasons why I developed this.
> 
> Andrew Stacey
> 
> On Sat, Oct 05, 2013 at 08:08:40PM +0100, Michael Whapples wrote:
>> If you have an ePub with MathML, then I believe you can just load
>> that into IBooks. Load it into IBooks either by using iTunes data
>> sharing or may be simpler attach it to an email and send it to
>> yourself, and open the attachment using the IOS device and use the
>> button for "Open in IBooks".
>> 
>> Unfortunately I do not have an ePub with MathML content to try this,
>> but I do hope that the math support extends to IBooks and that
>> authors do use MathML when inserting math into ePub files.
>> 
>> Michael Whapples
>> On 05/10/2013 19:47, Kevin Fjelsted wrote:
>>> Are there any iBook EPub applications that we can see as samples for Nemeth presentation on IOS?
>>> 
>>> -Kevin
>>> 
>>> On Oct 5, 2013, at 1:13 PM, Ed Summers <Ed.Summers at sas.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Neil, The math on that page did not display correctly on my iPad running iOS 7.0.2.
>>>> 
>>>> I believe iOS7 does a good job with presentation MathML in Safari and iBooks. Check out this very simple test page from W3C:
>>>> http://www.w3.org/Math/XSL/pmathml2.xml
>>>> 
>>>> There are a few features of this new support that should be noted:
>>>> 
>>>> It is a multimodal experience that supports Nemeth, spoken math, and  support for low vision users. This support is tightly integrated so a user can read with their fingers, eyes and ears at the same time. I think there are two very powerful consequences:
>>>> 1 - it is an easy way to learn Nemeth code.
>>>> 2 - it is a nice way for a sighted general ed math teacher to work with students with visual impairments, i.e. the general ed math teacher does not have to know the Nemeth code.
>>>> 
>>>> To see this behavior in action:
>>>> Turn on Voiceover on your iOS device.
>>>> Connect a braille display.
>>>> Open the url above in Safari.
>>>> Move the VO cursor to an equation on that page.
>>>> Observe that VO reads the equation using speech and displays it on the braille display.
>>>> Play with the rotor and note that you can read the equation by symbol, small expresions, large expressions, etc.
>>>> Activate the equation with a double tap, 3-6-chord, etc and view the equation in full screen mode.
>>>> Move through the equation using the VO cursor and drill down on an expression or term to view it alone in full screen mode.
>>>> 
>>>> Best,
>>>> Ed
>>>> Sent from my iPad
>>>> 
>>>> On Oct 5, 2013, at 11:47 AM, "Neil Soiffer" <NeilS at dessci.com<mailto:NeilS at dessci.com>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> If you want some simple math to try out, take a look at the site
>>>> onemathematicalcat.org<http://onemathematicalcat.org>.  It has alg 1, alg 2, and geometry.  Susan said she
>>>> had problems there but she had IOS 7 problems.  Hopefully others will have
>>>> more success.  Here's a sample page with some simple fractions and powers:
>>>> http://www.onemathematicalcat.org/algebra_book/online_problems/el_recip.htm
>>>> 
>>>> Neil Soiffer
>>>> Senior Scientist
>>>> Design Science, Inc.
>>>> www.dessci.com<http://www.dessci.com>
>>>> ~ Makers of MathType, MathFlow, MathPlayer, MathDaisy, Equation Editor ~
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