[Blindmath] Ways to create math solutions for sighted instructors

Bill Dengler codeofdusk at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 19:06:37 UTC 2016


Out of curiosity, can translation be done in the opposite direction (.tex to Braille)?

Bill
> On Aug 17, 2016, at 7:03 PM, Neal Kuniansky via Blindmath <blindmath at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> First the disclosure, I am with Duxbury Systems the manufacturer of DBT (the
> Duxbury Braille Translator).
> 
> If the student uses DBT Win version 12.1, the they can six key in their
> braille math directly [in either UEB or Nemeth].
> Then the student can translate that file to LaTex print file.
> The student can open the resulting file in any LaTeX software, such as the
> free Scientific Viewer, and print it out for the braille impaired teacher.
> This can all be done independently by the student with their access
> technology.
> 
> Cheers,
> Neal 
> neal at duxsys.com <mailto:neal at duxsys.com>
> +1 978-692-3000 
> www.DuxburySystems.com <http://www.duxburysystems.com/>
> Duxbury Systems, Inc.
> Your braille solution around the globe since 1976!
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Blindmath [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org <mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org>] On Behalf Of Russell
> Solowoniuk via Blindmath
> Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2:51 PM
> To: blindmath at nfbnet.org <mailto:blindmath at nfbnet.org>
> Cc: Russell Solowoniuk
> Subject: [Blindmath] Ways to create math solutions for sighted instructors
> 
> Hi everyone,
> 
> We are supporting a student who is blind and taking Math 099. We are trying
> to figure out a way for the student to complete assignments and print them
> out in a format that a sighted instructor is able to read and comprehend.
> The student will be working on things like quadratic equations.
> 
> The student does use nemeth. He has a BrailleNote Apex QT. The problem with
> printing from the Apex is that things like superscript, subscript,
> fractions, etc. are written out as (superscript) 2 (endscript), (subscript)
> 2 (endscript) (open frac) 1Over 2 (close frac) etc.
> 
> Is there a method of working with math for the blind that will allow the
> material to be exported to a format that is easy to understand for sighted
> instructors?
> 
> Any help will be greatly appreciated.
> 
> Russell
> 
> Russell Solowoniuk
> AT Educational Assistant, Services to Students with Disabilities MacEwan
> University
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