[Blindmath] Math Computer Program

Peter Donahue pdonahue2 at satx.rr.com
Sat Mar 1 23:26:33 UTC 2014


Hello John and everyone,

    Count us in too.

Peter Donahue


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Misty Dawn Bradley" <mistydbradley at gmail.com>
To: "Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics" 
<blindmath at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2014 5:05 PM
Subject: Re: [Blindmath] Math Computer Program


> Hi John,
> I am also interested in the beta version of LEAN Math.
> Thanks,
> Misty Bradley
>
>
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: Elise Berkley
> Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2014 5:24 PM
> To: 'Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics'
> Subject: Re: [Blindmath] Math Computer Program
>
> Hello, John.  I am interested in the beta program.  Count me in, if I am
> eligible.  Thanks.  Elise
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Blindmath [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of John
> Gardner
> Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2014 8:57 AM
> To: 'Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics'
> Subject: Re: [Blindmath] Math Computer Program
>
> Hi, I will soon be releasing the final beta version of LEAN Math.  If 
> you'd
> like to join the beta list, you are welcome to do so.  Just send me an
> e-mail requesting it.
>
> LEAN Math will soon become a commercial product from ViewPlus, but it will
> basically be free.  ViewPlus will sell it to companies and agencies along
> with a support and training package, but blind individuals can get it free
> without support.  I hope that this list will become a LEAN support center
> for blind people.  I'll be doing what I can personally to answer questions
> and provide guidance.
>
> LEAN Math is an editor and interface to applications that accept MathML.
> The first edition is as an interface to MathType in MS Word.  So if you 
> have
> MS Office and MathType, for you it is free.  And you will have a nice way 
> to
> read and write standard scientific documents in MS Word.
>
> I have designed LEAN Math to work as efficiently as possible with audio
> feedback, and it works with any screen reader.  It also shows several 
> kinds
> of braille (including Nemeth), though presently you cannot compose the
> equation by typing braille.  There are also lots of functions supporting
> equation manipulation permitting one to solve algebraic equations almost 
> as
> easily as sighted people can do with a pencil.
>
> LEAN Math comes with two apps that install short cuts on your desktop. 
> One
> is the LEAN Editor.  You must have a Word file open.  If the cursor is on 
> a
> MathType equation when LEAN_Edit is opened, it opens in that editor.
> Otherwise the editor opens with a blank equation.  It takes an hour or so 
> to
> read through the documentation that is within the editor to learn how to
> read and write equations, then you just do it.  When you've finished
> composing an equation, press CTRL+s to save it, and presto you have a
> MathType equation with alt text, something readable by sighted or blind
> people.
>
> The other app is LEAN_In, an app that will insert alt text in MathType
> equations that can be read by any screen reader.  Alt text can be words or
> braille.
>
> John Gardner
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Blindmath [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Elise
> Berkley
> Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2014 4:01 AM
> To: BlindMath
> Subject: [Blindmath] Math Computer Program
>
>
>
> Hello, everyone.  I am a new subscriber and I love this list already.
>
>
>
> I am a new math student in college (even though I am 49 years old).  I 
> have
> been totally blind for 19 years so I still have visuals of numbers, etc. 
> I
> have Jaws on my laptop and we all know it does not work that well with
> numbers.  I am looking for a software that will work to speak math better 
> to
> me because I am a math major and have a long way to go.  I can't afford
> anything too expensive.  Thanks for your help and, again, I have learned 
> new
> things from all of you already.  Elise Berkley
>
>
>
> Elise Berkley
>
> "The joy of the Lord is my strength."
>
>
>
>
>
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