[Blindmath] Calculus, Mathematica, and the Macintosh

Pielaet, Jon JPielaet at clark.edu
Tue Jan 21 16:15:10 UTC 2014


Mathematica does in fact have a command line interface.

Here is a page that describes using Mathematica without the graphical interface:

http://pages.uoregon.edu/noeckel/Mathematica.html

Good luck in your courses.

Sincerely, 


Jon Pielaet

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-----Original Message-----
From: Blindmath [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Suzanne Germano
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2014 5:45 PM
To: Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics
Subject: Re: [Blindmath] Calculus, Mathematica, and the Macintosh

There are some websites that do that. One of the best is wolfram alpha. I
don't know if it works with voiceover but you can try it for free

I find it very interesting they want the students to use a ti 89. I am a
computer science student and have taken calculus 1,2 and 3. I am currently
in applied linear slfebra. We were specifically told no ti 89 because they
do derivatives snd integrals and we needed to be able to do them ourselves
since that was the pirpose of the class.

You can google for websites that solve integrals and derivatives that is
ehat i did to verify homework. Then you could try them out to check
accessabilty with voiceover.

Suzanne

On Saturday, January 18, 2014, 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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