[Blindmath] JAWS and Latex

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Sat Jan 25 14:56:45 UTC 2014

You can control how any character or word is pronounced using the 
JAWS pronunciation dictionary, insert-d to start.


At 11:01 AM 1/24/2014, you wrote:
>I've been listening to some latex using JAWS and have run into some 
>issues beside it just being a slog to listen to all those 
>brackets.  If I have a negative number it reads the negative sign as 
>dash rather than minus.  That's fairly minor.  The bigger issue is 
>if I have a variable denoted by the letter a it reads it using a 
>soft a sound rather than hard a sound. This can be a major problem 
>with something a times c which it reads as awk. While I l suppose 
>you can get use to this, this combined sound is read so fast it 
>takes me a second to realize what I've just heard and I have the 
>advantage of actually seeing what's being read.
>Is there some kind of JAWS setting, or way of creating the Latex, 
>that would result in a more normal sounding reading?
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>Amherst College
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