[Blindmath] Ways to create math solutions for sighted instructors

Russell Solowoniuk SolowoniukR at macewan.ca
Thu Aug 18 19:07:51 UTC 2016

Hi Maureen,

Thanks so much. I think this is the way we are going to go for now. The instructor looked at a sample and is quite open to working with the BrailleNote Apex files.

Thannks again.


>>> "Lewicki, Maureen via Blindmath" <blindmath at nfbnet.org> 2016-08-17 6:04 PM >>>
My students send their assignments in via email with all of the "superscripts open parentheses etc. teachers are easy able to figure it out, and it gives them an added appreciation, in my opinion, of what my students have as hurdles. I have only had one teacher who refused to accept it and in that case the student dictated his answers. But frankly I felt that was completely unfair to the student. Hope that helps

Maureen Murphy Lewicki
Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Bethlehem Central Schools
700 Delaware Avenue<x-apple-data-detectors://1/0>
Delmar, NY 12054<x-apple-data-detectors://1/0>

On Aug 17, 2016, at 2:52 PM, Russell Solowoniuk via Blindmath <blindmath at nfbnet.org<mailto:blindmath at nfbnet.org>> wrote:

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 Solowoniuk
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MacEwan University
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