[Blindmath] Calculus, Mathematica, and the Macintosh

Kevin Fjelsted kfjelsted at gmail.com
Sat Jan 18 23:06:24 UTC 2014


The no desktop mode of Matlab is accessible via the Terminal shell program on the Mac. It is possible that Mathematica, may have a similar mode.

You could also install VMWare FUsion or Virtual box and run a WIndows guest OS as well and try things such as the Lean editor, on WIndows.
ChromeVox will read MathML web pages both on the Mac and Windows.

Thus converting the MathType MathML to a web page may be sufficient.
-Kevin

 
On Jan 18, 2014, at 4:53 PM, Smith, Andrew <smitha3 at students.rowan.edu> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I am a college student majoring in Computer Science.  This semester, I
> am taking a Calculus course, and I will be needing a program that
> evaluates limits, sums, derivatives, integrals, simplifies fractions,
> etc.  The obvious candidate is Mathematica, however from what I can
> gather, it is inaccessible on the Macintosh with VoiceOver.
> 
> Is there a way to make Mathematica accessible on the Macintosh; or,
> failing that, is there another program that is preferred?  The rest of
> the class will be using the TI89 calculator, but to the best of my
> knowledge there is no way to make that accessible.
> 
> I will also be needing to read documents that utilize MathType.  Is
> there a way to read this with a screen reader?
> Thanks for all help and suggestions.
> 
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