[Blindmath] A query about accessibility through a screen reader of mathematical content

White, Jason J jjwhite at ets.org
Mon Apr 11 14:52:23 UTC 2016

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>From: Blindmath [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of
>Saaqib Mahmuud via Blindmath
>Sent: Monday, April 11, 2016 10:36 AM

>The above procedure produces a PDF file with the mathematical content with
>the formatting I'd done using the LATEX commands.
>Now my question is, is the mathematical content of this PDF file going to be
>accessible (and, if so, to what extent?) to a blind user through a screen
>reading program such as JAWS, NVDA, or WinEyes?

No, it isn't going to be accessible. However, you can run tex4ht (including in many TeX distributions) to convert your source document into HTML+MathML, which will be much more accessible, provided the recipient is using a screen reader that supports MathML.

You can also share your source file, which should be as accessible to the recipient as it is to you.


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